Need Some Quick Help With Tri-Channel RAM Configuration Tags: Memory RAM Product Last response: November 14, 2011 11:51 PM in Memory Share TheMendicantBias November 14, 2011 11:11:52 PM Hello, guys. I have a system that is the following: i7 920 @ 2.67ghz factory clock. ATI 5670 x2 crossfireX 1gb each factory clock. 3gb RAM @ 1333 MHZ DDR3 tri-channel. I think my power supply is 800W, as it is an Alienware, but I couldn't find the sticker on my powersupply when I opened my case up earlier. I know my PSU is at least 575W, as that's the bare minimum for all Alienware products. I opened my computer up, and where the RAM is, I saw this: There were 6 sockets in total, 3 with white clamps, 3 with black, each alternating back and forth after each clamp starting with the white one. In every white clamp, there were 1gb sticks of my DDR3 ram. 3 of the sockets were empty. Does this mean that if I put a 2GB stick in each of the black sockets, I'll be able to keep my tri-channel configuration and get 9GB of ram since I'll have 1x3 and 2x3? If so, this is good news. If not, then I guess I have to waste my 1gb sticks and buy some 3gb sticks. More about : quick tri channel ram configuration TheMendicantBias November 14, 2011 11:37:47 PM BUMP, I need help asap zulu please m 0 l PrvtChurch November 14, 2011 11:46:18 PM Yes. You can add 2GB sticks to the other 3 slots. it is generally recommended to have all of your ram sticks be identical but as long as all of the sticks in a set are the same it should be OK. m 0 l Related resources Duel and Tri-Channel RAM configurations - Forum Need Help for RAM configuration. - Forum Help with Corei7 920 & DDR3 Tri-Channel RAM - Forum Need help configuring new RAM with old mobo / brand selection - Forum Faulty RAM, need help quick! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer 4745454b a b } Memory November 14, 2011 11:46:40 PM Should be the case yes. Use CPUz or pull one of the sticks you have to get the info. Then buy sticks that match. You should be able to buy the 6GB kit and add to your 3GBs. m 0 l dish_moose a b } Memory November 14, 2011 11:49:29 PM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and call it a day. -Bruce m 0 l TheMendicantBias November 14, 2011 11:51:29 PM I like how you think, Bruce. That could work. I'm assuming RAM is standardized and that DDR3 ram will fit into my sockets? Also, why is it recommended that they be the same? Does that mean I should buy 1gb sticks to match the 3 1gb sticks that are already there? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Need help in RAM configuration. Forum SolvedNeed Help Quick Forum SolvedNeed help quick Forum Quick question about RAM in my new system, I really need help. Forum SolvedWill this bottleneck my GPU? Need help quick! Forum Solvedram configuration help Forum Solvedquick help for ram Forum Solvedneed help quick Forum SolvedNeed help with pc configuration Forum Solvedneed a quick price check on some old ram Forum SolvedPlease help me buy a laptop need one quick Forum Solvedi need help to upgrade my graphics card,my configuration is in description Forum RAM configuration help needed - 6 GB works, more than that a disaster Forum Quick help needed ram problem? Forum SolvedNeed help in configuration for new computer build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !