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Can a Quad Channel Memory be used in a Dual Channel Motherboard?

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November 29, 2012 1:24:04 AM

Will a Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz [1 X 8GB] (CMZ8GX3M1A1600C10) RAM work in an ASUS P8B75-M LX Motherboard?

The RAM is a Quad Channel Memory & the ASUS Motherboard support Dual Channel Memory.

Will the RAM provide same performance as any other Dual Channel Memory for example Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 8GB DDR3 1600MHz [1 X 8GB] (CML8GX3M1A1600C10B) or Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 8GB DDR3 1600MHz [1 X 8GB] (CML8GX3M1A1600C10)?

Or is it better to use a Single Module Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHz [1 X 8GB] (CMZ8GX3M1A1600C10B)?

I am planning to buy two 8GB RAMs separately - one this month & another after three months. So I want to know if I will get the same performance by using 2 Quad Channel RAMs rather than using 2 Dual Channel RAMs or 2 Single Module RAMs?

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November 29, 2012 4:08:13 AM

They might work. But if you check on Corsair configurator (Learn & Explore), they haven't tested any kit with this board. I would buy a guaranteed compatible kit. Try with Crucial, Kingston or GSkill. Use their configurators.
I wouldn't use separate RAM modules, even if similar.