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RAM recommendation, dual channel, tri channel and motherboard choice

Last response: in Memory
January 12, 2011 3:07:30 PM

Hello, I decided on the gigabyte P67A-UD3 because it was the cheapest in stock CF supporting P67 motherboard that suited me. Is this motherboard an OK choice?
Another query is regarding dual and tri channel memory, I think that's 3 ram sticks working together or 2 but I don't know. This motherboard only supports dual channel and 4 slots but I wanted 6GB of ram because it's recommended and all I can afford is 3x2GB crucial ballistix 1600MHz which because it has 3 means it's tri channel(?). Can I put one in the blue and one in the white for complete dual channel and one in a blue or white for single channel? Or is that not how it goes? And is that a waste of money and losing too much performance? Should I get 4GB of dual instead to save money and possibly 2x1GB now or later to have two dual channel sets? Or spend more money on 2x3GB? Or even 8GB! :o 
Please help and explain this channel business...
Thanks in advance
January 12, 2011 3:15:03 PM

BUMP just kidding. I also was wondering why noone recommends crucial.. the CAS seems better than most in it's price range. Most people go with G.skill for some reason. I just want £80ish ram good for gaming and the ballistix seems perfect. Apart from tri channel stuff.