i'm just curious because i dont have the money to buy 6gb at once (3x2gb) so i was wondering if i buy two 2gb DDR3 triple channel and use it in the mean time will dual channel be enable ? or do i have to wait to buy another 2gb stick for full triple channel support ?
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Manufacturers package RAM in sets of 2 or 3 by "matching" them so that they work together. Personally, with the great OC ability of the X58 chipset, I wouldn't try and mix and match RAM from different sets.
I have bnever gone from 2 to 3 but on most occasions that I have tried going from 2 to 4 RAM modules of DDR2 and it worked but last try it didn't, despite identical timings.
i guess i will shell out the money for 6gb. btw will you see a big difference in performance if you had 3gb vs 6gb of DDR3 triple channel ?
If you are using Windows7 or Vista, especially if using 64bit Win7 or Vista, the more RAM the better. If using 32bit XP, then 3 GB is more than enough; but with an X58 and i7, I hope you are using at least 64bit Vista.
Probably a good call to pick up 6 up front- a matched set gives a much better chance of perfect compatibility. You can, and I have done it mixing and matching different sets, but it generally takes more tweaking and often requires looser timings to run properly.