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What to do with six mem slots

Last response: in Motherboards
August 20, 2010 5:07:09 PM


I am building on a Asus P6X58D and I noticed to my pleasent surpise 6 memory slots. Hmmmm.

I have 3x2GB memory modules coming from corsair, don't remember exact model, but is says it will support 1600.

Can I add 3x2GB more modules for 12GB? Or, can I add 3x4GB modules for 18GB?

I understand that the modules have to be installed three at a time for the best performance, that is what triple channel is I suppose. But it has been a while since I built a system, and never saw one with more than 4 mem 6 is quite nice.

Thank you.

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August 20, 2010 6:01:29 PM

The total density (GB) you can install is a matter of what the limitation of your particular mobo is. Chances are, though, you won't need to have more than the 6 GB. In fact, 6GB is already plenty of RAM for even larger multitasking.

And yes. Installing RAM modules in sets of three will enable your triple channel.