Ok so my question is my motherboard is triple channel channel mb and right now I've been using 2x2gb ocz gold for 4gb ddr3 1333mhz. I just ordered another 2 sticks of the OCZ Gold 2x2gb 1333mhz chips so I will have 8gb ddr3 1333mhz ocz gold memory. I noticed my board is triple channel, so what would be my best bet now since I have 4x2 8gb ddr3 1333mhz. Should I get another 2 chips so I have the 5th and 6th slots taken care of and true triple channel memory or will I be ok with 4x2gb ddr3 1333mhz pc3-10666 memory for now?
All dims need to be the same size to run in dual/triple mode--otherwise it'll run in ganged mode, which is slower.
If you want maximum performance, run in triple mode with 3x 2GB sticks for 6GB total.
Run Memtest86+ from a usb stick to compare your throughput with various configurations.
If you don't care about performance and only need more memory for virtual machines or something like that, then use 8GB. You could buy another 2 sticks and have 12GB of ram, but more than 4GB isn't gonna help you with gaming. And this RAM's not that fast--if you buy a whole bunch of RAM, it may as well be the faster stuff.
1333 mhz isn't slow really by any means, and what I am going to do is get another 2 sticks of 2gb 1333 ddr3 so I have the 12gb 6x triple channel setup, but for now I'm going to use 3x2gb 6gb ddr3 1333 triple channel for now.
I'm just saying that you're buying all this RAM and it's only really useful for specific tasks. It won't help anything for day-to-day computer use or gaming. So don't buy a third set unless you're doing one of those specific tasks where it's helpful such as running a bunch of virtual machines.