How can you use DDR3 on a mobo with 4 slots..? Tags: Memory DDR3 Build Motherboards Product Last response: January 1, 2010 5:00 AM in Memory Share megabyteme6662002 January 1, 2010 2:13:48 AM I decided I was going to build an am3 system... The motherboard uses DDR3, but has 4 slots.. Sorry if I am confused on this issue, but don't you use 3 slots of ram for ddr3..? The kit was 2x2 DDR3...The i7 mobos use ddr3 and 3/6 slots... Basically.. wtf did I miss? thanks. More about : ddr3 mobo slots o1die a c 128 } Memory a c 434 V Motherboard January 1, 2010 2:19:48 AM Core i7 is a tripple channel setup; memory in 3's or 2's if you only have 2-4 sticks. core i5 and amd uses dual channel 2 or 4 sticks. megabyteme6662002 January 1, 2010 2:22:16 AM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ddr3 AM3 mobo... 4 slots.. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 2x2 ddr 3 ram... halp my confusion! Related resources How to install 4 RAM sticks on a mobo with 6 slots ? - Forum Why is amd motherboards limited to 4 ddr3 slots - Forum How to use pci-express slots 1 and 3 or 4 - Forum Single Channel Memory issue with two ddr3 slots - Forum Can I use 2gb and 4 gb modules of DDR3 in my mobo at the same time? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer o1die a c 128 } Memory a c 434 V Motherboard January 1, 2010 2:43:05 AM Looks good to me. You can use 2 sticks on a dual channel ddr3 board. It may actually be more stable than populating all the slots. jsc a b } Memory a c 156 V Motherboard January 1, 2010 3:14:01 AM "How can you use DDR3 on a mobo with 4 slots..? " You simply plug them in ... DDR2/DDR3 is memory technology. Dual/triple channel is CPU/motherboard technology. They are not equivalent. You could, if you wish, build a system using triple channel DDR2 RAM. megabyteme6662002 January 1, 2010 5:00:28 AM Sorry, I got confused :-) Last time I built a system.. DDR Came in pairs of 2s... I assumed that was DDR2... and the first DDR3 I saw was in pairs of 3.... :-) lol. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumI have 4 ddr3 ram slots at different mhzs 16 gigs ForumIs it possible to use 3/ 4 RAM slots ? ForumCan i use ddr3 1333 ram in msi G41M-P26, because 1033 version is not available i ForumDDR3 Memory Help will Tri-channel memory Run as Dual Channel on 4 Slot ForumCannot use 4 memory slots for dual channel... ForumWill Asus P5GC41C-MLX mobo support Transcend JM1333KLN-2G DDR3 2GB RAM ForumNeed AM3 MOBO with DDR2 Slots compatible w/ Phenom II X 4 955 ForumIntel i5 3550p & AS Rock Z77 PRO 3 More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !