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Three 2x2GB vs Two 3x2GB for X58

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November 17, 2009 5:28:42 AM

If I am trying to get 12GB of memory for X58, does it matter which one I get?

Three 2x2GB Dual Channel Kits
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Two 3x2GB Triple Channel Kits

Does it make a difference?

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November 17, 2009 5:39:51 AM

If all the specs are the same, it shouldn't matter at all. Which kits are you looking at?
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November 17, 2009 6:37:51 AM

yeah if the specs are same , just go for the lower total cost , if at any there is a difference .
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November 17, 2009 4:13:48 PM

the differences are minor, BUT, they do usually say that the triple channel kits are tested together and stable. i don't think it should make a difference, and i'd personally go with whichever is cheaper, but it's something to keep in mind.
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November 17, 2009 4:29:32 PM

No difference. As long as they're the same ratings (voltage, frequency, and CAS).

Edit 1: "matched" sets might overclock better, depends on how the company did the "matching", you can only overclock to the point of the slowest DIMM in the set.
Edit 2: and you are usually better off using 3 DIMMs not 6. If you need 12Gb of RAM go with a 3x4Gb kit.
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November 18, 2009 12:40:03 AM

No^^^ lol 3x4Gb is waaaaaaaaayyyyy to expensive and does not justify the performance that you get as opposed to using all 6 slots. You do the math....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

just get 2 sets of 3x2Gb and save yourself a headache or possible suicide......

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November 18, 2009 4:31:44 PM

1299? Holy s**t
Yeah I'd just keep it to 3x2Gb then.

Why did you want 12Gb for?
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November 24, 2009 10:57:09 PM

rams dont run at rated triple channel speeds when you have all 6 slots filled.
does anybody know about how much slower?
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