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I was wondering if yall could tell me if this
motherboard:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188026

Will be able to use this memory:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146112

I ask because it says that the memory standard on the FTW mobo is 1066, not 667. If the motherboard will accept that RAM, then how fast do you think i could get that memory up to? May sound like a strange question but that is because i am slowly piecing together a system over time as i come into the proper funds. So the reason i would be asking if that memory would work is because i do know that it will work on the motherboard that i am using now. Then when i get enough money to buy the 750i, i simply pull that RAM out of the old mobo and put it in the 750i, then overclock the RAM. May sound like a strange way to build a new system, but i am afraid that it is my only option as i go to school and can only work part-time. (for now)

I also have another unrelated memory question, that has nothing to do with what i just asked. What is dual channel memory? Why is it better? Why would this board be at a disadvantage because it does not support dual channel memory?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188021
 

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I know the first motherboard is much better, i was just curious as to why non-dual channel sucks. Basically, what is the difference between single and dual channel?
 

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I know the first motherboard is much better, i was just curious as to why non-dual channel sucks. Basically, what is dual channel?
From: http://www.overclock.net/intel-memor...articular.html

9) If your mobo supports dual channel memory, then take advantage of it. Dual channel memory does not necessarily need to be purchased in a dual channel "kit", but you are best to install two identical matching sticks when running dual channel. If running dual channel with two speeds of RAM, your mobo will only operate in dual channel mode at the speed of the slowest stick. Dual channel memory greatly increases memory throughput (ideally it is supposed to double memory bandwidth, but in reality, this is not true).
 

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You run a risk that the system might be unstable with memory that's too slow. If you can find RAM compatibility charts for that mobo it'll tell you what types of memory it can run.

Dual channel memory is where you match 2 pairs of RAM sticks. It's supposed to make your computer run faster, but Tom's Hardware found little difference between dual- and single- channel modes.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...G,1705-15.html
 

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It's supposed to make your computer run faster, but Tom's Hardware found little difference between dual- and single- channel modes.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...G,1705-15.html
So it's another one of those "in theory" things that amounts to nothing in reality. Single channel is just as good as dual channel.
 
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