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Memory for triple channel will work just fine. Validator here is running on 2 sticks of 1600MHz. memory @1.60v from an i7-920. It overclocks very well.
Just note that CPU-Z does not report it as 1600MHz. memory for some reason.
    
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Using 2 or 4 sticks would run as dual channel, correct?
Correct...Any multiple of 2...Same goes with triple channel...Any multiple of 3.
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You aren't going to melt anything but I was talking to a guy from the hardware side of the software co next to my office and he was talking some blather about how the IMC degrading by overvolting it (over 1.5+-5 percent) can make the PLL less capable of maintaining solid frequencies (instead of 100MHz it gets bouncy between 100 and 100.2 and 99.8) and with everything be tied to that clock it can start screwing with everything in the system causing general instability. I don't know anything about it, but I was scared so I bought a 1.5v kit. (That probably isn't the best explanation, but it's the jist of what he was saying.)
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thats a stupid argument, apart from vddq the IMC has nothing to do with the RAM's voltage. in fact that is why there is a separate VR for the RAM. For X58 the rule was keep qpi/vtt within .5v of vdram, there is no such rule for SB.
on X58 max safe qpi/vtt was what 1.35v so .5v would be 1.85, but stock was 1.15 so thus we have the 1.65v number.

Intel's spec rated at 1.5v +/- 3% or something like that, its stupid.
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