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Will this ram work? (2x dual channel on quad channel board)

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August 22, 2012 10:08:02 PM

If i get 2 of these kits:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

will it work in a quad channel configuration for this motherboard:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or do i need to get a quad channel kit?

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a c 84 B Homebuilt system
a c 248 V Motherboard
August 22, 2012 10:48:34 PM

It will likely work. But...
Ram is sold in kits for a reason.
Ram from the same vendor and part number can be made up of differing manufacturing components over time.
Some motherboards can be very sensitive to this.
That is why ram vendors will not support ram that is not bought in one kit.
Although, I think the problem has lessened with the newer Intel chipsets. Still,
it is safer to get what you need in one kit.
A 4 x 2gb kit would be better.

If it is more convenient, you can buy a 8gb kit with 2 4gb sticks.
There is very little difference in real performance using dual channel vs 4.
Think 1-2%
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August 30, 2012 2:19:29 AM

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