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Killing DDR3 with 8 GB?

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January 7, 2010 8:40:10 PM

I just hear that 8gb of memory kills the DDR3 1366 MOBO. I have a p6t-se MOBO, do i need to get another 4 gb of ram?

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January 7, 2010 8:42:49 PM

1366 triple channel 3,6,12,24,48 gb ram is optimal
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January 7, 2010 8:48:24 PM

will 6gb of ddr3 ram work faster then 8gb off ddr3?
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a b } Memory
January 7, 2010 9:19:14 PM

Speed depends on the chips used. 6GB and 8GB of memory using the same chips won't work faster but will allow Windows to work better.
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January 8, 2010 5:40:00 AM

DDR3 DOES NOT automatically mean triple channel. You need a Core i7-920 or better with a triple channel memory controller for that to work. What CPU are you using?
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January 8, 2010 4:15:09 PM

Herr_Koos said:
DDR3 DOES NOT automatically mean triple channel. You need a Core i7-920 or better with a triple channel memory controller for that to work. What CPU are you using?

If he's using a 1366 motherboard he must be using the 920 or above,so it will support tripple channel.
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January 8, 2010 8:33:35 PM

yup i got a 920..........so do i have to buy another 2x2 gb of ram?
is it worth the performance?
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January 9, 2010 5:46:34 PM

crazy359 said:
yup i got a 920..........so do i have to buy another 2x2 gb of ram?
is it worth the performance?

How much do you have now? if you are using 8,you can try taking a 2gb stick off it.but i have not heard about it yet.
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January 9, 2010 5:48:12 PM

i got 8.......will taking out 2gb enable my ddr3? and will it be faster?
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January 9, 2010 5:52:13 PM

what do you mean by enable ddr3? i dont think it's going to be faster.
give me some info about that problem
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a b } Memory
January 9, 2010 6:00:39 PM

if you have a 3 and 1 configuration you are running in single channel mode giving you limited bandwidth, if you switch it so that you have either 3 sticks, 1 in each channel or 2 sticks in each channel you will have slightly better performance. The i7 memory controller will run in single, dual or triple channel mode depending on the memory configuration.

In general though, memory is rarely the bottleneck and triple channel vs dual channel shows limited performance increases, i wouldnt spend more money on ram as a quick swap to dual channel mode will mean that you lose almost no performance and your system will never need to use that much unless you plan to do video editing in which case it might use up to 12GB of ram.
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January 9, 2010 6:27:01 PM

if my thought are right,activating XMP will configure the ram settings for you,i think it will help it to run it in triple channel?
Anyway i still cant understand why he's saying 8gb will kill the performance
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January 10, 2010 3:16:03 PM

damian89 u sorta don get it
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January 12, 2010 5:27:27 PM

crazy359 said:
I just hear that 8gb of memory kills the DDR3 1366 MOBO. I have a p6t-se MOBO, do i need to get another 4 gb of ram?

you are saying the memory kills a 1366 mobo.it doesn't make sense.today hundreds of ppl are running 8gb in a 1366 mobo.
if you could post the sources where you found that,i can't find something like that in google
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