ok. i get that but in the z77 i7 platform i think that the i7 supports quad memory channel and the mobo only take 4.Originally Posted by Legonut
You mean channel? The i5 can handle dual channel ram, but that also means it can use 4 sticks of ram. A quad channel cpu would be able to use up to 8 sticks of ram.
thanks.. know i get it. soo dual is 4 slots.Originally Posted by MightyMission
Z77 (M-ATX and ATX motherboards) support two Memory banks in each channel,making it dual channel.
X79 (M-ATX and ATX motherboards) can handle two banks in each channel too,thus making it eight slots in quad channel.
I7 Sandy bridge-E supports quad channel memory,
i7,i5 and i3 Sandy bridge and Ivy bridge revisions support dual channel memory.