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Can i run triple channel?

First of all, i don't know to much about memory.. but i do know that it would be beneficial to run triple channel over dual channel. I'm building a new computer and i've already bought my motherboard from newegg - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130272

My question is if i can run triple channel on my motherboard or not. If you go to my link and go to details, you will see that under memory it says "channel supported - Dual Channel". If i were to buy a triple channel set of ddr3 would it work on my motherboard? This set for example http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231225
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    1) Only LGA 1366 (X58) currently support triple-channel memory. Your board supports dual-channel memory.

    2) A triple-channel memory will work on your board... Just not in triple-channel. There is minimal benefit with triple over dual, so I would go with a dual-channel set. 4GB of RAM is good enough for about 95% of all PC's. :)
  2. thanks, just one more question, how would the Ram be ran then? dual channel with an extra? trying to understand.
  3. Best answer selected by wiskers157.
  4. Yes.. One set would be in dual and one stick would be in single. It is just better to buy in sets of two... IMO.
  5. if i am running my system for primarily gaming would something like this - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231193 - be enough? or would i want to get 8gigs? sorry, last question, thanks for all the help though!
  6. ^+1... it will work for gaming.
  7. alright, thanks for all the help! both of you.
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