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Old Triple Channel in new Dual Channel motherboard

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October 20, 2013 9:16:12 PM

I had an old build where I had 12GB (3x4gb) of DDR3 1333 G.Skill memory.

I want to re-use this memory in a new build - a Gigabyte LGA 1150 mobo that is dual channel.

I looked at the memory support list and they have G.Skill 1333 listed, but it's a different "Module P/N." Does this matter? Will this work with the new board? Is there anything (negative) I should be considering?

Second - would you recommend that I purchase either 1 more stick of 4gb or take a stick out and only use 8gb total? Any suggestions/answers/tips are greatly appreciated.

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October 20, 2013 9:44:23 PM

Yes should be fine, and start with all 3 sticks and see how it goes, they should run in flex mode, with 8GB in dual channel and the odd 4 in single...should be fine, any problems give me a shout.......QVLs are pretty much a waste of time, see here:
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October 21, 2013 11:06:51 AM

It does not matter, the DDR3-1333 memory modules will work just fine.

The RAM will work flawlessly with that CPU and motherboard.

You should just install all 3 for 12GB. Unless you need more RAM, that is the only time you need to upgrade. You can even use a module in a different computer.

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October 22, 2013 12:31:43 AM

Thank you for your responses! I appreciate it greatly!
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October 22, 2013 8:34:43 AM

No worries, let us know how it goes