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I know that the i5 is a dual memory processor but i have seen i5's with 4 Ram memories .( are like 2 of them not working?)
 

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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.
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.
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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.
 

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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.
thanks.. know i get it. soo dual is 4 slots.
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now i have another question i have the G.skill RipJaws X 2133 cl11 (f3-17000cl11d-8gbxl) (2x 4096mb)
soo if i want to go dual channel do i have to buy the same pack or can i use any other ram?
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