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Old 08-24-2009, 06:48 PM   #1
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Default Triple Channel RAM

I got a 6gb triple channel ram kit and my motherboard only supports dual channel (i'm an idiot). So should I only use two sticks or should i get another 2gb stick?

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Old 08-24-2009, 06:50 PM   #2
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Just use two sticks, 4GB is plenty.
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:53 PM   #3
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im gonna use the computer for some gaming and some audio and video editting.

then what should i do with the third? should i store it in an anti static bag?
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Indeed you should
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:57 PM   #5
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Wait, you can buy DDR3 and use it as DDR2? =O
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Old 08-24-2009, 08:20 PM   #6
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Wait, you can buy DDR3 and use it as DDR2? =O
i dont think so. im just talking about using 2 or 4 sticks of DDR3.
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Old 08-24-2009, 08:25 PM   #7
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It's a DDR3 board, what the hell are you talking about?
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he thought that he was going to try to use DDR3 in DDR2 mode, in dual channel.
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:36 PM   #9
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he thought that he was going to try to use DDR3 in DDR2 mode, in dual channel.
there are boards (quite a few actually) that take DDR3 RAM, but don't run in triple channel, just dual channel (2 or 4 DDR3 slots instead of 3 or 6)...



his exact motherboard...

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Old 08-25-2009, 05:14 PM   #10
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long story short. im a dumbass and now have an extra 2gb RAM stick, or i need to buy another
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