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Tripple channel question

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October 30, 2010 7:49:18 PM

hi I just built my 1st system and I made a mistake ordering ram. I have a intel board DX58SO that supports tripple channel ram, when I looked at picture of board not reading i noticed it had 4 dimm slots so instead of purchasing a tripple channel kit I purchased a quad kit 4 sticks of (CORSAIR XMS3 8GB DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 PC3 12800 CMX8GX3M4A1600C9) stupid I know.
Anyway my question is can I use only 3 sticks and will my board run as tripple channel. My cpu is I7 950
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October 30, 2010 8:44:57 PM

Welcome back! :) 

I would send the Corsairs back and get a Triple Channel {MATCHED} set. Next, I would also send back the Intel DX58SO. Intel produces horrible MOBOs, you'd think otherwise, but the DX58SO has weekly posted issues. :( 

MOBO ASUS P6X58D-E - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) TR3X6G1600C8D - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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