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 Best solution Lmeow a b } Memory 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. Share 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Googlybear July 23, 2010 10:59:51 PM Best answer selected by Googlybear. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedKomputerbay 4GB PC-5400/5300 DDR2 240-pin DIMM RAM not working with my HP Pavilion a6238x desktop Forum SolvedDimm Slot Question Forum Solved3 Beeps after installing new DIMM, something new... Forum SolvedIs 240-Pin DDR2 FB-DIMM interchangeable with 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM? Forum Solvedcan i use fb-dimm ddr2 ram in casual desktop?(gigabyte p35 ds3 ver1.0 xeon 5450 3.0ghz) Forum SolvedPC2-5300P Dimm for Server Dell PowerEdge 860, incompatible? Forum SolvedDimm slot not working possibly? Need help! Forum SolvedDell Inspiron 8500 laptop won't "see" more than one DIMM at a time reliably Forum SolvedUDIMM vs DIMM question Forum Solvedgot new dimm showing its installed but used for gpu? Forum SolvedInstalled Win 8.1 with a loose dimm! Forum SolvedWill 1.65v ram work in 1.5v dimm slots? Forum SolvedDIMM vs SODIMM Forum SolvedWhat are these 2 metal clips for on this DIMM, and can you take them off to see how much RAM it is? Forum SolvedCore i5 4670 and Z87-G43 MSI Motherboard and 4 DIMM slots? Forum SolvedNew Motherboard - Memory dimm Slot reading memory capacity incorrectly Forum SolvedAdding on additional DIMM RAM Slots Forum SolvedDoes DIMM RAM work in an SDRAM slot? Forum SolvedProcessor for Virtualization Lab (With comptbl Board around 100$ 4 Dimm+onboard Graphics) Forum SolvedRAM will not fit into DIMM slot... Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !