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can i have a QUAD channel memory in an amd fx 8350 CPU ?

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October 7, 2013 1:45:02 AM

im planing to have quad channel memory but the amd fx 8350 is just dual channel cpu.?
but someone says it can have quad channel memory ? is that true ? can i have QUAD CHANNEL MEMORY in an amd fx 8350 cpu ?? pls answer . thanks !
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October 7, 2013 1:46:12 AM

No, it's not true. At this time, both AMD and Intel are Dual-Channel only.
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October 7, 2013 1:54:13 AM

Avro Arrow said:
No, it's not true. At this time, both AMD and Intel are Dual-Channel only.


lol thats not true ive seen so many set up that is quad channel setup.
intel and amd cpu im just asking if that CPU can support quad channel.
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October 7, 2013 2:13:19 AM

you're mistaking 4 ram sticks for quad channel. a quad channel system would have 8 ram slots. the only system that supports 8 ram slots (quad channel) is the extreme edition version of the core i cpus... a motherboard with 4 sticks of ram in it is dual channel. not quad. and yes, the fx series cpus do support dual channel...
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October 7, 2013 2:16:10 AM

You can have 4 sticks of RAM but they will run in dual channel.
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October 31, 2013 3:45:08 PM

Avro Arrow said:
No, it's not true. At this time, both AMD and Intel are Dual-Channel only.


That is the most incorrect thing I've seen on this forum in a while. The LGA 2011 socket has been out for over a year now and it has always been quad-channel memory configuration. All socket 2011 i7s are quad channel, and all previous LGA 1366 socket configuration i7s were triple-channel. So obviously Intel has experience with more than just dual-channel memory setups.

Now, on to OPs question... the FX-8350 DOES have a quad channel IMC (Integrated Memory Controller), and can infact run in dual or quad-channel memory depending on the type of motherboard. Some motherboards can support this, some can't, look in the BIOS for further information on how to configure it for your specific motherboard. Also it's worth noting, the FX-8350 can only support memory speeds of DDR3-1600 in quad-channel mode, where it can support DDR3-1866 in dual-channel.

Avro, I would advise Googling what you think you know before posting it, as it was wholly incorrect.
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