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October 1, 2009 2:22:00 AM

What is the difference between DDR3 Dual Channel and DDR3 Triple Channel?

Can my Intel i7 860 Support DDR3 Triple Channel?

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October 1, 2009 2:34:43 AM

you can use tripple channel memory with the 860 but it will default to dual channel as tripple is not supported with the 1156 socket.
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October 1, 2009 4:31:45 AM

"Dual Channel" and "Tri Channel" refer to the memory controller in your system, not to the memory itself. A "Dual Channel" system can access two DIMM modules at the same time, while a "Tri Channel" system can access three of them. The DIMM modules themselves are identical.

You can buy "dual channel kits" or "tri channel kits" of memory, but it's just the same memory packaged in pairs or triplets to optimize the number of DIMM modules you install into a dual- or tri-channel system.
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October 1, 2009 5:55:46 AM

ferny12345623 said:
you can use tripple channel memory with the 860 but it will default to dual channel as tripple is not supported with the 1156 socket.


so easily speaking socket 1156 dosent support Tri Channel?

If so i just go for Dual Channel.

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October 1, 2009 5:14:31 PM

Correct, ideally you should and memory in pairs (for the skt 1156), so either 2 modules or 4 modules.
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October 2, 2009 4:29:37 AM

1234594 said:
so easily speaking socket 1156 dosent support Tri Channel?

If so i just go for Dual Channel.

ThankYou

yup save yourself some money and get dual channel
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October 2, 2009 6:08:53 AM

:D 
ferny12345623 said:
yup save yourself some money and get dual channel


Okay thanks. :D  :D  :D  :D 
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