Okay, hear is a simple one but I need to confirm what I think is the answer. Let me bounce this off of you. I currently have 6gb (3x2gb) triple channel 1600 mhz memory cards installed. Now, wanting more memory - I ordered 12gb (3x4gb) double channel 2000 mhz memory.
Are these compatible. I understand that the 2000mhz will be downgraded to the 1600mhz that I have OC to 1866mhz, but are the triple and double compatible?
Motherboard is the ASUS P6T SE (I know, outdated!) with an Intel i-7 950
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If you populate all the 6 memories channels you may have to downclock the memories frequencies to 1333MHz.
I would recommend you to place on your mobo only the 12gb (3x4gb) double channel 2000 mhz memory kit you´ve ordered, as it´ll be using only 3 memories channels.
Thank you for your input. I was leaning towards that conclusion as well. Why pay for 2000 MHz only to downclock it.