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 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. Related resources Need a single 4.0GB DDR3 Tri-Channel Memory at 1600 or 1866Mhz - Forum Dell Studio XPS 9000 - Upgrade from 8GB Dual to 12GB Tri-Channel ? - Forum Should I be using tri-channel configuration ? - Forum Help with Corei7 920 & DDR3 Tri-Channel RAM - Forum DDR3 Tri-Channel Help - 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. dish_moose November 14, 2011 11:49:29 PM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and call it a day. -Bruce 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? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumDual Channel Board & Tri-Channel Memory ForumUPDATE: doesn't work! Help ! 3x2GB to a 6x1 GB tri-channel Xeon 5506? ForumDDR3 Memory Help will Tri-channel memory Run as Dual Channel on 4 Slot ForumHELP !!! Confused about Ram ...point me in right direction? ForumHelp me build a good system ForumGateway FX 6800-01e BIOS Update from Gateway Unsupported ForumPlease Help Me Decide ... 1055T or i7 920 / 930 Forum$1600 CPU/monitor need final thoughts Forum"Reboot and select Proper boot device" ForumRam Upgrade Problems ForumNeed RAM recommendations triple channel ForumVga Problem with P7H55-V ForumRam problem(not sure if its ram related tho) ForumProblem with new ram ForumI want motherboard with wifi More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !