Question X58 1366 socket - Dual Channel MOTHERBOARDS? With x5690, W3690, i7 990x?

TheWhiteRose000

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Alright guys I got another big money question for everyone,
on the older x58 boards they got three CPU's that I love but have questions about,
the Intel x5690, the W3690, and the Intel i7 990x core all these cores support tri-channel memory.

But my question is would they work with just dual channel motherboards?
I got an old Sabertooth X58 from Asus and I was thinking of setting up a home server with it, but
its not in a good condition as a whole so, was thinking maybe moving onto the spare dual channel boards I have
from that generation and chipset.

Would the HEXA cores still work on those boards? Minus a notable performance loss.
 

Barty1884

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What board are you considering? I wasn't aware of any true X58 boards that were limited to dual?
I would suspect a lot of the "X58" off-brand boards out of China in the last couple of years would be dual channel, but they're not X58 + Dual channel, they're using lesser chipsets.

The CPUs themselves should work with single, dual or triple channel memory (depending on the memory banks used).... A lot of X58 boards supported dual alongside triple, but there's probably some that are single or triple only...
 

TheWhiteRose000

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Okay, now I feel stupid because appartently I thought it was dual channel, but its a Asus P6T-SE which is also triple channel making this question a bit redundant but lets keep playing it out for anyone who gets lost googling this question like I did.
 

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