Solved

24GB Of Corsair Vengeance Pro on a Maximus VI Hero?

Hi. I just bought 24GB of Corsair Vengeance Pro RAM (1866MHZ). I have a Maximus VI Hero running an i7 4770k, and was wondering if all the RAM would work fine together. Some people have told me 3 Sticks may not work, and I don't know whats right and whats wrong.

I got 3 sticks of 8GB, all the same speed.

Thx
20 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about 24gb corsair vengeance pro maximus hero
  1. u cant run tri channel ram on socket 1150.

    this aint x58 chipset sorry.

    4x8gb would work or 2x8.

    cheers
  2. Two sticks would run in dual channel mode while one would run in single channel mode.
    Try installing the three sticks since you already bought them.
    If a week goes by without any problems then you should be fine.
    In the likely event of an error, see if you can return the sticks and try getting an even set of sticks like 2x8GB or 4x8GB etc.
  3. Best answer
    Yes you can run them - they won't run tri-channel - you'll be in flex mode with 16GB running in dual channel and the odd 8 in single channel
  4. Tradesman1 said:
    Yes you can run them - they won't run tri-channel - you'll be in flex mode with 16GB running in dual channel and the odd 8 in single channel


    Thanks for the answers everyone. Is that bad if the "odd 8" will be by itself in the single channel? Will I still get expected performance? I'm not very good with RAM Stuff, so please explain :P
  5. Running in dual mode instead of single mode will give you a slight increase in performance, but nothing very noticeable.
    There was a article on Tom's comparing both modes, but I haven't been able to find it.
    It has been a while and the article is a bit outdated, but things haven't changed much since then.
    I found this one article that compares the performance for single and dual channel from an old setup.
    As you can see the performance gains are not very noticeable.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/PARALLEL-PROCESSING,1705-11.html
  6. tomate2 said:
    Running in dual mode instead of single mode will give you a slight increase in performance, but nothing very noticeable.
    There was a article on Tom's comparing both modes, but I haven't been able to find it.
    It has been a while and the article is a bit outdated, but things haven't changed much since then.
    I found this one article that compares the performance for single and dual channel from an old setup.
    As you can see the performance gains are not very noticeable.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/PARALLEL-PROCESSING,1705-11.html


    Thanks for the reassurance. What did you mean by "In the likely event of an error" though, is it not meant to run 3 sticks? Thanks!
  7. Haswell scales to DRAM very well, dual channel can provide up to a 10-15% gain in DRAM performance and Haswell likes fast DRAM, moreso than previous versions of Intel CPUs - this may help a little :

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/7364/memory-scaling-on-haswell
  8. Sometimes motherboards can be picky about the memory sticks.
    If you pair different brand sticks, different speed, or different CAS or an odd number of sticks it can cause errors.
    Don't worry as no harm should come to your system.
    If an error does show up, turn off you system and simply remove the new sticks and replace them with an even number of sticks with matching makes and models.
  9. tomate2 said:
    Sometimes motherboards can be picky about the memory sticks.
    If you pair different brand sticks, different speed, or different CAS or an odd number of sticks it can cause errors.
    Don't worry as no harm should come to your system.
    If an error does show up, turn off you system and simply remove the new sticks and replace them with an even number of sticks with matching makes and models.

    ____________________________

    It's a single 3 stick package of DRAM...............no mixing, no different brands, no different speeds....not sure what you are saying
  10. its a set of 3 sticks (odd number)
    so two in dual channel and one in single channel
    may cause errors
  11. Not that I've experienced in years, flex has been around for awhile and is rather stable
  12. they all would run in single channel if u got 3x8gb. better to do 8x2 and run in dualchannel and get 15% more performance.

    depending on apps of course but makes a difference.
  13. iceclock said:
    they all would run in single channel if u got 3x8gb. better to do 8x2 and run in dualchannel and get 15% more performance.

    depending on apps of course but makes a difference.


    _______________________
    As mentioned above they would run in Flex mode - 16 Dual - 8 Single
  14. sorry what is flex mode never heard of this thanks tradesman
  15. It's an Intel thing (AMD has copied it) where the MC looks simply at the total amount of DRAM in each channel and where equal uses it in dual channel and any left over runs single channel - couple odd ball examples as it's never a good idea to mix DRAM period, but say you have 2x4GB and a single 8GB stick - could put the 4GBs in CHannel B (slots 3-4) and the 8 GB stick in slot Channel A (slot 1) so you have 8GB in each channel - and all 16GB run in dual channel - or you have 1 ea 2GB stick, 4GB stick and 8GB stick - could put the 8GB again in slot 1 and the 2 and 4 GB sticks in 3-4 - here you would be unbalanced w/ 8GB in Channel A and only 6 in Channel B - but the MC would take the 6GB from each channel and run 12GB in dual channel mode and the odd ball left over two GB in Channel A in single channel...of course this is assuming the sticks will even play together, can often take timing and/or voltage adjustments
  16. Question. I'd like to test the speed of my current RAM now, and see if I can get like a type of score that I can compare to when I test my new ram. Is there a program that can do this?
  17. Right in Win, go to command promt as Admin and enter WINSAT MEM will give you memory performance mark based on MB per second - might want to run about 3 times and average out
  18. My average 23145 MB/S. I currently have 16GB Of Crucial Balistic. Is that a "okay" score?
  19. Sounds pretty good ;)
  20. Thxs tradesman
Ask a new question

Read More

RAM Corsair Memory