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Old 02-05-2011, 11:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, looking to build a new machine.

Proposed mobo: G Series 'Sector 5' edition 4GB DDR3-1600 (PC-12800) CL9 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (Two 2GB Memory Modules)

It has 4 slots for RAM, if I want to get 6GB of RAM, I can only find 3 sticks (2GB each), can I just have 3 of 4 slots filled? I thought always had to have in groups of 2.

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you can use 3/4 slots. the only advantage of using 2/4 ram slots is you get the speed of dual channel. but don't worry, it'll run way faster than your celery d setup regardless of if you have single channel or dual channel
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Thank you Peter, appreciate your help.
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Newegg says that this RAM is recommended for i7, but I want to use w/ AMD. Can I still us w/ AMD?
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yeah it's recommended for the i7 because of the ram controller supports dual channel natively. but it'll run fine with an amd proc
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