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Old 05-05-2010, 08:41 AM   #1
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Hi i am looking at building my own pc.

I am looking at http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=MB-256-GI for my motherboard

and was wondering can i use DDR3 Tri-Channel Ram 12800mhz or do i need to use 16000mhz


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You can use dual-channel DDR3 RAM with that motherboard.

I'd go with 1600Mhz RAM.

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Old 05-05-2010, 09:39 AM   #3
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can i use tri channel 12800mhz ram or do i need tri channel 16000mhz

if i was to use dual channel 16000mhz what difference will it make to tri channel
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can i use tri channel 12800mhz ram or do i need tri channel 16000mhz

if i was to use dual channel 16000mhz what difference will it make to tri channel
There's no point getting tri-channel (groups of 3 RAM sticks) because that motherboard doesn't support it even though you could buy the tri-channel, and use 3 slots, the RAM will only operate in dual-channel. For that motherboard it's best to be either 2 sticks or 4, not 3. Dual-channel (groups of 2 RAM sticks) is supported.

Tri-channel RAM comes in 3, dual comes in 2.

Why do you want tri-channel RAM for that motherboard?
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ok thank you

does it matter what mhz i use
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The motherboard supports upto 2200Mhz but you won't need speedy RAM and it'll be expensive.

Stick with 1600Mhz RAM, you'll be good with that.

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RAM speed matters, but it won't have a major change from 1600MHZ to 2200MHZ...except the price.

As Remeniz said, Tri-Channel won't work with it, since the chimpset ain't the same.

However, Dual-Channel still works, and if you want, you can have 4 sticks installed.
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