Thanks, I expected that to be a complex question with no definitive answer!
Just for fun, what about running 3 sticks? Is that something you don't really want to do?
there is a definitive answer. there is a reason for duel channel and that is the speed for data transfer as explained in my last post.
as for the 3 sticks it would depend on the second gen I7 setup with triple channel. even not on those it can be done but I have not personally tested effects of it. now i think of it i just might test that over the weekend.