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What does it mean "Due to Intel spec definition, X. M. P. and DDR3-160

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September 28, 2009 2:23:47 PM

Hi

About to bulid a new system with a asus Asus P7P55D Deluxe mb for a new i7 cpu. Was going to buy theres ram sticks
"Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600MHz 4GB CL9"
But in the manuel it says the following
"Due to Intel spec definition, X. M. P. and DDR3-1600 are supported for one DIMM per channel only"

What does this mean? do i only get one channel insted of duel channel
or is it something else any help on this would be great

Thanks
Paul
September 28, 2009 2:34:59 PM

you didnt read what you posted correctly

they are saying you can use 1 chip per channel

and they dont guarantee 2 chips per channel at that speed

ie on a dual channel this would be 2x2gb is ok but not 4x1gb or 4x2gb

on a triple channel it would be 3x 2gb is ok not 6x2gb.

this is normal.

alot of times when you run 2 chips per channel you have to relax timings for it to work correctly
September 28, 2009 6:42:36 PM

Ah
now i see so maybe it might be better for me to buy ram that runs at 1333MHz and doesnt support xmp meaning if i need to upgrade to more ram later on i wont lose the first two i already have
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