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February 15, 2011 3:01:22 AM

I bought parts from Newegg - for a new computer mainly for gaming.

-MOTHERBOARD: GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

-CPU: Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760

MEMORY: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

I do believe all these parts should work together well. My question is with the 6gig ram being triple channel. Will it not work in my motherboard with the cpu or not work because the memory is DDR3 1600? What would be the best route to go with memory? I just wanted to verify if these parts would work together or not. Thank you very much!


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a b V Motherboard
February 15, 2011 3:26:05 AM

It'll all work fine, but you should go to the bios to manually configure the settings (especially memory).

You definitely should not have purchased triple channel ram for the i5--it can only use dual channel. Only put two sticks in the motherboard (in slots of the same color) for it to run in dual channel mode instead of non-symmetric single channel. That will allow your memory to run fastest.

Do you already have a graphics card? That's a great PSU and can handle two GTX 470's (or equivalent) if you're not going to overclock. Also, if you do not have a Hard Drive already, get the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB. It's not cheapest on Newegg.
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February 15, 2011 3:31:51 AM

dalauder said:
It'll all work fine, but you should go to the bios to manually configure the settings (especially memory).

You definitely should not have purchased triple channel ram for the i5--it can only use dual channel. Only put two sticks in the motherboard (in slots of the same color) for it to run in dual channel mode instead of non-symmetric single channel. That will allow your memory to run fastest.

Do you already have a graphics card? That's a great PSU and can handle two GTX 470's (or equivalent) if you're not going to overclock. Also, if you do not have a Hard Drive already, get the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB. It's not cheapest on Newegg.



I have a brand new 460gtx 1g already sitting in its package, got it for christmas :) 

Anyway i might return the triple channel and order new ones because i want more than 4 gigs. How would
CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M4B1333C work out? they are cheap but have great reviews. would this be better for gaming and running things smoother?
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February 15, 2011 3:33:41 AM

Oh I forgot- Im not exactly sure on how to navigate through the bios to change the settings on hardware, i might look through the mobo book when it comes.
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a b V Motherboard
February 15, 2011 3:43:23 AM

It never hurts to read manuals--but it does take away some of the excitement and danger!

Honestly, you probably won't notice having more than 4GB of RAM while gaming for a couple years (or if you have SLI/Crossfire). But the important thing is you don't use up your memory slots yet. Buy an 8GB (2x4GB) kit or a 4GB 2x2GB kit.

That kit you mentioned won't run games smoother than most other stuff, but it's a better deal than dominators. I personally shy away from Corsair Dominators because they charge you for the name.

I think you should get 1600MHz RAM because you'll have an easier time overclocking that i5-760.
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February 15, 2011 3:46:24 AM

Thank you for all the help, i looked on newegg and found
CORSAIR XMS 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A1600C9

Using less slots makes you lag less or slows down processes?
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a b V Motherboard
February 15, 2011 4:33:51 AM

Oh--no, it just leaves you an upgrade path in the future.

Or in the case of the cheap motherboard on my old computer--yeah, it runs faster. Mine couldn't run all my RAM at full speed if I used 4 slots. But that was a gateway computer to start with.
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February 15, 2011 4:43:45 AM

Thank you for all the help, i bought the CORSAIR XMS 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600. Hopefully all goes well in about 4 days. After i build it ill post again Thanks so much!
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a b V Motherboard
February 15, 2011 4:52:15 AM

You're welcome.
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February 20, 2011 5:52:16 AM

Works awesome!!! However I think i have a defective Hard Drive, most the time my windows freezes on boot.
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