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Will these triple channel work for my dual channel motherboard?

I bought a GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD6 motherboard and it has 6 slots for ram. I bought 2 sets of CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) CMP6GX3M3A1600C7 . They are triple channel ram and my motherboard is dual channel. Will they work properly and act like dual channel ram if i fit all 6 memory in the slots?
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  1. I'm not sure, you'd probably only be able to use four of those sticks seeing as it says the maximum memory supported is 16 GB.
  2. Hi.

    Yeah, basically tri channel and dual channel are single channel RAM installed in a specific configuration for use it in dual or tri channel.

    Now, u can install only 4 RAM modules (like Lmeow says) because the dual channel mobos only have four RAM slots so u are losing 2 RAM stick.

    I think that is better that u RMA the RAM and get a dual channel RAM
  3. The motherboard GA-P55A-UD6 has 6 slots. And 2 sets of (3x2gb) = 12gb. The board says it supports 16gb. Am I missing something here?
  4. ^No, u are right some mobos can have 6 RAM slot but only works in dual channel.

    Even that, ur tri channel kits only can work in dual channel since the mono and CPU don't support tri channel architecture.
  5. Ok so the ram should register fine at 12gb on the computer, but just work like dual channel memory, correct? so as 3 pairs of dual channel ram?
  6. thestickfigure said:
    Ok so the ram should register fine at 12gb on the computer, but just work like dual channel memory, correct? so as 3 pairs of dual channel ram?


    I think you are good to go.
  7. From what i'm seeing, you can't use all 6 slots. White slots if you only have 2 sticks, blue slots if you have 4 sticks. Gigabyte color codes there mem slots for specific functions. You can download there manual to find out more.

    http://www.gigabyte.us/Support/Motherboard/Manual_Model.aspx?ProductID=3242&ver=
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    I downloaded and read the manual. It clearly supports up to 6 sticks. The only restriction seems to be that the sticks be single sided. You might need to verify that the corsair sticks are single sided and OK or look at the ram support list for the motherboard.
  9. Best answer selected by thestickfigure.
  10. Appreciate the help everyone.
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