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January 8, 2010 1:46:30 PM

I am looking at a new PC build and I have a RAM question.

I will be getting an i7 CPU with ASUS P6TD Deluxe mobo. This mobo supports 24Gb RAM. It has 6 RAM slots, and supports triple channel.

Questions:
1. If I buy two triple matched sets of ram (2Gb x 3sticks) and slap 6 total sticks in this mobo, will it run triple channel....twice?

2. Will the system recognize a total of 12Gb of RAM?

3. As a general rule, will all mobos act in the same way?


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January 8, 2010 2:51:50 PM

1. Triple.

2. Up to 24GB as you listed. It's the OS that matters. You need 64 bit OS.

3. Yep.
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January 8, 2010 3:01:09 PM

Triple channel just means you need to add sticks in groups of 3. So if you buy 3 x 2 GB sitcks (6 GB total), when you add more RAM, you need to add 3 sticks (either add 3 x 1 GB sticks for a total of 9 GB or 3 x 2 GB for 12 GB total). Or replace the 3 you have with 3 sitcks (either downgrade to 3 x 1 GB or upgrade to 3 x 4 GB).

The 24 GB just means that it accepts 4 GB sticks.
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January 8, 2010 3:14:38 PM

24gb could also be 3x8gb sticks
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January 8, 2010 3:16:33 PM

That's true, but they don't make 8 GB sticks yet, or they're not available. So I assume that the board is indicating it accepts the highest capacity sticks out right now...
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January 8, 2010 3:39:49 PM

Ok, they make them, but at $700 and $2900 respectively, they're not really available.
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January 8, 2010 4:07:06 PM

I have no doubt that bigger sticks will be brought out. I'm saying no one's going to be able to buy them.
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