Question X58 RAM advice/problem.

ColopiX

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Hello,i have Asus x58 Rampage Extreme III motherboard and 4gb of ram installed.
I want to upgrade this system but dont know what ram modules to choose because its old beast mobo.

I found some corsair TR3X6G1600C9 v2.1 1.65v 2x3GB (6GB)1600mhz kit and in the motherboard manual i can find this ram kit is supported.

AND
Ballistix Sport 2x4GB (8GB) 1600mhz 1.5v BLS4G3D1609DS00 16FKD3

Balistix Sporr 2x8GB (16GB) 1600mhz 1.5v BLS8G3D1609DS1S00 16FED

*I cant find balistix in owners manual,will that be a problem for tripple channel?
*And will 2x4 GB+1x8GB work in tripple channel since they are same timings and speeds? (Balistix)

Or should i just buy the corsair kit and look for another one corsair kit for 12gb ram total ?

CPU is i7 960 and rx570 gpu
 

faalin

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While the board can run in triple channel it doesnt have to. Make sure your board is up to the latest bios version.

Things i noticed on my R3E board, It does not like 8GB sticks, the memory controller is on the CPU so filling all 6 slots might take a little tweeking voltage wise.

Since the system is 11 years old now finding 3 stick ddr3 kits has become harder, you could run 3 2x2GB for 12GB or 3 2x4GB for 24GB. Its been a while but at some point i tried running a 3x8GB kit but never got it working, ended up going back to 6x2GB.

As for a 2x4 + 1x8 im not sure how the board would handle it
 
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ColopiX

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While the board can run in triple channel it doesnt have to. Make sure your board is up to the latest bios version.

Things i noticed on my R3E board, It does not like 8GB sticks, the memory controller is on the CPU so filling all 6 slots might take a little tweeking voltage wise.

Since the system is 11 years old now finding 3 stick ddr3 kits has become harder, you could run 3 2x2GB for 12GB or 3 2x4GB for 24GB. Its been a while but at some point i tried running a 3x8GB kit but never got it working, ended up going back to 6x2GB.

As for a 2x4 + 1x8 im not sure how the board would handle it
I bought the corsair kit 3x2GB for 34$.
Hope i will find another same kit.
 

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