I'm building a new rig and am doing the normal review searches; when I came across Elite *******s' review
I had to double check something.
Here is what is listed:
All of today's testing has been run on the following:
- Intel Core i5 750
- Intel Core i7 920
- 6GB (3x 2GB) G-Skill 1333MHz DDR3 memory
- Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 (Socket LGA 1366, PCI Express 2.0)
- ASUS P7P5D (Socket LGA 1156, PCI Express 2.0)
- 750GB Seagate hard drive
- Pioneer 16x DVD-ROM
- AMD Radeon HD 4890 1GB
- 1000W Thermaltake Toughpower power supply
- Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
I'm researching the ASUS board they are reviewing in the article. Here they list 6BG (3x 2BG) of RAM but the P7P5D is a only dual channel while the GA-EX58-UD5 is tri channel.
From what I understood about dual channel is that it has to be used in pairs, concurrently true for tri channel with three sticks.
My questions are as follows:
1: Is it possible to run three sticks of ram successfully on a dual channel motherboard?
2: Am I missing something from the review that would explain this? (I was specifically looking for RAM tests when I found this)
3: Could it just be a typo and they forgot to mention what RAM they used for the ASUS i5 setup?