Dual channel/triple channel ram

dafin0

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this might be a stupid questions but i just want to make sure...
will triple channel memory work work on a dual channel motherboard?

from what i gather the RAM is totally the same but triple channel memory is sold in multiples of 3
 

rockyjohn

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Yes the memory chips are the same. The difference is in the memory controller on the motherboard, not the chips. The triple channel will work on the dual channel motherboard - of course you will want to install 2 or 4 rather than 3 if the motherboard supports dual channel memory.
 

dafin0

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ok thanks for the info i thought that was the case but i just wanted to make sure.

if i install 3 mem sticks in dual channel will that kill all benefits of dual channel?
 

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alright thanks again
 

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