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Carsair vengeangce RAM cpu compatibility

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December 23, 2011 1:39:54 AM

hey guys my girlfriend just gave me 12 gb of corsair vengeance ram, and on newegg, where she ordered it, it says it is compatible with i3, i5, and i7, but when i got the box it says intel core i7 inside...i have an i5 2500k, and i was wondering if just cause it only says intel core i7 on the front that its still compatible with my i5 2500k. thanks guys :bounce: 
December 23, 2011 8:05:55 AM

12GB is tripe channel and sandybridges dont support triple channel.you need dual channel.example-2x4GB kits or 4x4GB kits.
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December 23, 2011 8:58:47 AM

More important is what is your motherboard model?
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December 23, 2011 10:41:39 AM

i have an msi p67a gd80, and yes this is dual channel so the 12gb isnt working
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December 23, 2011 10:57:22 AM

So, your's is compatible just fine.

U can return it and get 16GBx4 sticks or exactly same 4GB x1 stick, its up to .u

Main Memory

• Supports four unbuffered DIMM of 1.5 Volt DDR3 1066/1333/1600*/2133*(OC) DRAM, 32GB Max
- Supports 1GB/ 2GB/ 4GB/ 8GB DRAM size
- Supports Dual channel mode

U can use it all +4GB more.
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December 23, 2011 11:24:13 AM

Wait youe not saying my 12gb is compatible are you?
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December 23, 2011 11:28:45 AM

nikorr said:
So, your's is compatible just fine.

U can return it and get 16GBx4 sticks or exactly same 4GB x1 stick, its up to .u

Main Memory

• Supports four unbuffered DIMM of 1.5 Volt DDR3 1066/1333/1600*/2133*(OC) DRAM, 32GB Max
- Supports 1GB/ 2GB/ 4GB/ 8GB DRAM size
- Supports Dual channel mode

U can use it all +4GB more.

I couldn't just get 4 gb more since the 12 gb is triple channel right? Id have to get all dual channel memory for it to work properly?
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December 23, 2011 11:29:28 AM

plattman02 said:
Wait youe not saying my 12gb is compatible are you?

Yes. Its just a RAM.

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December 23, 2011 11:33:37 AM

If u would have triple channel mobo and get 3 exactly same 4GB sticks, they will work in the triple channel mode.

It sounds good, right? Triple must be better than dual : )
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December 23, 2011 11:50:28 AM

nikorr said:
If u would have triple channel mobo and get 3 exactly same 4GB sticks, they will work in the triple channel mode.

It sounds good, right? Triple must be better than dual : )

Oooh ok, for some reason I thought that you could only use triple channel with triple channel boards, and same with dual and quad. So when I have the 3rd one in its basically not functional? Its just a little confusing cause on the back of each one it says 12gb as if they can only work together. And and also my mobo is on an infinite power loop when I turn it on...I thought it was the ram problem which now I know its not,. I have everything except for the disk drive and harddrive plugged in, I'm waiting for them as presents haha. Could the missing of those things be causing the loop or Is it a fault mobo?
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December 23, 2011 11:57:11 AM

plattman02 said:
Oooh ok, for some reason I thought that you could only use triple channel with triple channel boards, and same with dual and quad. So when I have the 3rd one in its basically not functional? Its just a little confusing cause on the back of each one it says 12gb as if they can only work together. And and also my mobo is on an infinite power loop when I turn it on...I thought it was the ram problem which now I know its not,. I have everything except for the disk drive and harddrive plugged in, I'm waiting for them as presents haha. Could the missing of those things be causing the loop or Is it a fault mobo?

U can use it, it will operate in dual mode.

Just like I have 4 slots and 4x4GBsticks and dual mode.
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