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December 16, 2009 3:19:38 AM

Does the ASRock X58 Extreme support 2x2GB DDR3 1600 PC 12800 RAM? I've heard that for it to run at 1600 I would have to change some settings in BIOS, but what I am really talking about is whether or not this motherboard supports 2x2gb instead of 3x2gb (dual channel instead of triple channel)?

I would really appreciate if I can get as many opinions regarding this question as I can!

Once again, does the ASRock X58 Extreme (LGA 1366) Motherboard support 2x2gb (dual channel)?

Here is my motherboard-ASRock X58 Extreme (LGA 1366): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here is the motherboard product web page: http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=X58%20Extre... (Here they have a memory list where they seem to indicate dual channel is supported. My specific RAM is not listed there, but the same company is..I suspect they do not update it frequently enough to list every single compatible RAM)

And here is the 2x2gb RAM I am using: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
December 16, 2009 3:35:37 AM

unfortunately you have to use triple channel memory for all of the x58 platforms. dual channel DDR3 will not work.
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December 16, 2009 4:03:27 AM

that cant be right..the product website says it supports dual channel ...i just want someone to let me know if they think my RAM will be supported (to the best of their knowledge)..my ram is not listed on their memory compatibility list...but the same company is...and you gotta keep in mind that they probably dont update it frequently enough to have every single compatible ram on there..

so yea, i know for a fact dual channel does work--but does anyone think my ram will?

Here is my motherboard-ASRock X58 Extreme (LGA 1366): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813157163

Here is the motherboard product web page: http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview. [...] Extreme&s= (Here they have a memory list where they seem to indicate dual channel is supported. My specific RAM is not listed there, but the same company is..I suspect they do not update it frequently enough to list every single compatible RAM)

And here is the 2x2gb RAM I am using: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820145263
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December 16, 2009 1:24:35 PM

Yes, it is completely right. I am looking all over that page and it is giving no indication that it supports dual channel memory. Because it doesn't. Memory channel supported: Triple. That's it.

"■Supports Triple Channel DDR3 2000(OC)/1866(OC)/1600(OC)/1333(OC)/1066 (6 x DIMM slots) non-ECC, un-buffered memory, Max. capacity up to 24GB"

It says nothing about dual channel memory on either Newegg or the manufacturers site. Besides, there is not an x58 platform out there that supports dual channel memory.

Your memory WILL NOT work.
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December 16, 2009 6:01:49 PM

Seems chris is confusing dd3 with ddr2
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December 16, 2009 6:11:46 PM

no, i am completely aware of the differences between Dual and triple channel DDR3. I am also aware that DDR2 is a very different ballgame.

but this is now intreguing...
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December 16, 2009 6:18:14 PM

wow. ok. i did a lot more homework. turns out you can use this. it all boils down to voltage at this point. the RAM you have is 1.65v and that's really the max you want to use in the x58. looks like you're ok.
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