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Got 12gb (3x4gb) ram but my MOBO is dual channel

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November 24, 2011 7:34:53 PM

I just got Corsair Vengeance 12 GB ( 3 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz from my friend as BD present but my MOBO is Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3 which is dual-channel. What I suppose to deal with that, put just 2 sticks or put all 3 ( buy another stick is my future option)

my system is

i5 2500k
Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3
PSU ocz 600w

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November 24, 2011 10:19:14 PM

Just use 2 sticks to insure dual channal. 8GB is plenty and you can alway get a 4th stick that mathces but 16Gb is a waste under most normal operations w/o adding a RAM-drive. Tom can expalin it better than me
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November 26, 2011 7:17:30 AM

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