Solved Dimm it, janet! Tags: Memory DDR3 Dimm Last response: July 23, 2010 10:59 PM in Memory Share Googlybear July 23, 2010 9:54:07 PM my dell utilizes ddr3 technology. it came with the standard 3g of dimm's. i am looking to augment my memory with additional dimms. my question is, what are the rules for adding dimms with ddr3 tech. should the slots be filled 3 at a time? or is it possible to just add an additional stick one at a time? thank you for your time. More about : dimm janet | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Best solution Lmeow Memory Authority July 23, 2010 10:37:10 PM Is this a desktop? What CPU do you have? If you have an i7 900 you'll need to run triple channel so three slots or six slots should be filled for optimal performance. If you have anything else, you'll need to run dual channel so two or four slots should be filled for optimal performance. | Report abuse Googlybear July 23, 2010 10:59:10 PM that's just what i needed to know! yes, i'm running the i7 900. i've been beefing it up on a shoestring budget. i was wondering because i rarely find memory sticks available in 3's on the ebay. armed with this information that you have provided me will help me to plan my upgrade strategy. you guys provide a great service here. thank you, Lmeow. | Report abuse Googlybear July 23, 2010 10:59:51 PM Best answer selected by Googlybear. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Memory>Dimm it, janet!> Related ressources: ForumH.D. Swap on a P4C800ED ForumBest Motherboard for i7-3770 and GeForce 600 Ti? ForumGA-X58-UD3R Won't Enable 3rd DIMM Slot ForumGA-EP45-DS4 dimm volts droped to 0.53 ForumIP35 PRO failed dimm slots Forum[Solved] M4A79T Deluxe What DIMM slots for two sticks? ForumUse 500 MHz and 800 MHz DIMM together ForumAsus P7P55D deluxe, DIMM A2 and B2 not working ForumHave the Dell e510 what is some good RAM??(1GB per DIMM DDR2) Forum[Solved] Will a 3 dimm kit work on a dual channel board?? ForumDDR 2 800MHZ DIMM cannot work with Abit AB9 Pro More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !