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Can you run three dual channel kits on an x58?

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July 28, 2011 4:42:41 PM

New egg has these on sale:

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM

I have an i7 920/x58.

Could I buy three of these kits, filling all six slots, and run stable @ 1600?

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July 28, 2011 5:01:08 PM

Can you YES should you MAYBE NOT. Placing 3 kits of F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM is NOT guaranteed to work, the only guarantee is a Hexa-kit. More than likely the F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM will NOT run 1600 MHz 8-8-8-24 but 'probably' run 1600 MHz 9-9-9-24 @ DRAM Voltage of 1.50+~1.60v with a QPI/DRAM Volatile of 1.20~1.25v. XMP will not work so you'll need to set everything manually.

$200 F3-12800CL9T2-24GBRL -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$229 CMZ24GX3M6A1600C9 -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 7, 2011 2:23:23 AM

Best answer selected by chedderslam1976.
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August 7, 2011 2:23:58 AM

Thank you for the awesome answer. I will wait a bit for prices to drop and get the proper kit. What do you think they will bottom out at? $150?
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