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P6T, G.Skill 12800 CL9D ??

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May 8, 2012 9:20:11 PM

I just bought some of this RAM to go with a P6t x58 mobo

I want to upgrade to a P8 x77 chipset later on, but the x58 chipset is what i have now and will for a while.

I think I didn't adequately look before I lept. This RAM isn't compatible with the p6t is it?

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May 8, 2012 9:37:43 PM


Your X58 mobo is Triple Channel Memory, and Z77 are Dual Channel Memory.

I think you have to have 3 sticks in the X58, but can you 1, 2 or 4 in the Z77.

I was wrong, you can use only 2 sticks. They have to be in slots A1 and B1. See page 2-17 of your manual.

And it should work as it is DDR3-1600.
May 8, 2012 9:40:49 PM

This is from Wikipedia:

Triple Channel Memory Architecture (motherboard)

The architecture can only be used when all three, or a multiple of three, memory modules are identical in capacity and speed, and are placed in three-channel slots. When two memory modules are installed, the architecture will operate in dual-channel mode.

According to them it will work, just in dual channel mode.

Is that the question?
May 8, 2012 10:21:52 PM

Wow that's awesome! Yeah, I just wasn't sure if the architecture would match up. I thought that as long as it was DDR3 in a board that accepted that type of memory it would be ok, but I actually don't know a whole lot about RAM compatibility. I wasn't sure if RAM is specific to chipset/socket architecture or if you just need the correct slot and you're good to go.

So far I'm hearing that it'll work. That's amazing news!
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