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Using 12gb DDR3 on asus 1155 motherboard?

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January 9, 2011 10:58:56 AM

Hello,

I have a corsair 12gb 1600mhz memory (3 sticks 4GB each) I am using on my asus 1366 motherboard. If I migrate to the 1155 motherboard from asus, can I just use the same memory or should I get another identical 4gb chip so all 4 slots are filled?

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January 9, 2011 11:42:48 AM
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mostwantd1 said:
Hello,

I have a corsair 12gb 1600mhz memory (3 sticks 4GB each) I am using on my asus 1366 motherboard. If I migrate to the 1155 motherboard from asus, can I just use the same memory or should I get another identical 4gb chip so all 4 slots are filled?


You cant, becausr the corsair memory ur using on the 1366 board is triple channel, 1155 socket(sandy bridge ) use dual channel..but u can buy 16gb corsair 1600mz ram for like $300 AUD, which is pretty damn good.
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January 9, 2011 11:51:49 AM

If you use three sticks it is single channel (if supported with 3) 4th identical stick will allow for dual channel. It is the motherboard/CPU memory controller not the ram that supports the memory channels.
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January 19, 2011 12:31:47 AM

Best answer selected by mostwantd1.
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January 19, 2011 2:31:25 AM

lol

rolli had the better (correct) answer.

Just buy another Corsair 4GB stick of the same type with the same timings and you'll have 16GB in dual channel mode.
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