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September 10, 2010 8:11:53 PM

Hi,

So I have slowly been buying the parts to put together a new desktop. I have left is the cpu and motherboard (ordering in a matter of days!). Anywho, I've been looking at slightly different motherboards, and I really like this one triple channel:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
But now I realize that I bought a dual channel RAM kit:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My first question is, can I use this kit on this board? I know I won't be taking advantage of all three channels, but I'm not sure if I'll need them...yet. Which leads to my next question:
Can I just add this to the third channel:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

According to the details in Newegg, they are identical. Let me know what you think!

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a c 78 V Motherboard
September 10, 2010 9:38:36 PM

You can use the pair you have and add the single you linked to that board. You should have no problems, maybe even OC it if you want to try. I suggest you run memtest86+ on first boot after assembly to make sure the RAM is OK. Download the bootable .iso file about 1/2-way down the page, burn it onto a USB stick and boot to it from POST.
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a b V Motherboard
September 10, 2010 10:16:14 PM

You already have 8GB worth of memory.. Are you sure you require to add 4GB more to it.! Triple channel has no noticeable effect on real life performance scores..
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September 11, 2010 3:07:52 AM

Well I'm not really seeing this as a requirement currently, but I figured a little future-proofing wouldn't hurt.

Oh and thanks for the advice everyone!
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September 18, 2010 10:29:15 PM

Best answer selected by uniqueinfinity.
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a c 78 V Motherboard
September 19, 2010 12:02:05 AM

You're welcome.
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