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I have discussed some with my friends about sdram memory 240pinn ddr3. If you have an intel 930 u run a tripple channel system, and if you have a phenom II x4 965 u have a dual channel system. My question for you here at occ is: Tripple channel memory and dual channel memory kits only means they have 3 (6)and 2 (4)sticks in each kit right? and the sticks are the same, but only the ammount is different? I could use 3 packs of dual kit(2x2gb) to use in a 930 system if i want, because the sticks are the same?. Or are the dual and tripple channnel sticks built different?

 

Theres so many oppinions about this, so it would be nice to have this issue solved. I use a 2x2GB memory sticks on my phenom II x6 system, and they are from a kit with 3(totaly 6GB), and they work perfectly and have been tested.

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Making memory chips isn't an exact science, just like processors, they all leave the production line with minor timing differences, max clock speeds, etc. Triple, dual or single channel operation as nothing to do with the memory it's all down to the processor/motherboard configuration. You could in theory buy three single channel sticks of DDR3 memory and run them in triple channel mode but there would be stabilty issues brought about by the minor differences at the production stage. The kits, whether dual or triple channel are tested and binned according to their performance to guarantee they are stable as a set. It is therefore not surprising that two sticks from a triple channel kit work in dual channel mode without problems, they are matched to have the same performance.

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Making memory chips isn't an exact science, just like processors, they all leave the production line with minor timing differences, max clock speeds, etc. Triple, dual or single channel operation as nothing to do with the memory it's all down to the processor/motherboard configuration. You could in theory buy three single channel sticks of DDR3 memory and run them in triple channel mode but there would be stabilty issues brought about by the minor differences at the production stage. The kits, whether dual or triple channel are tested and binned according to their performance to guarantee they are stable as a set. It is therefore not surprising that two sticks from a triple channel kit work in dual channel mode without problems, they are matched to have the same performance.

Yeah exactly. That was my opinion too. I know that timing, volt, speed, manufacturer and software has a big difference when it comes to ram. You answeared my question well, ty.

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