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Using 3/4 RAM Slots - Any issues?

Afternoon, 

 

I currently have this kit installed on my motherboard. This kit is 2x 4GB DDR4 2400MHz (8GB total). The motherboard has 4 ram slots. I went and bought another 4GB of identical RAM because i found a stick at a good price locally (same MHz and same memory timings). 

What are the cons of using 3/4 of your motherboard ram slots? I know that the memory won't run in dual channel anymore but beyond that, is there any other issues that I could potentially run into with this config?

What performance hit would not running in dual channel have for me? I eventually plan on filling the 4th ram slot with more identical ram. 

 

tldr; just bought 3rd identical ram stick, wanna know if there's any problems with using 3/4 ram slots (3x 4gb ddr4, 12gb ddr4 total)

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No, you won't have any problems using 3 slots.

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I run 2x2GB and a 4GB together all the time, it works for me, so I don't think you'll have any problems.

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10 minutes ago, Opencircuit74 said:

I run 2x2GB and a 4GB together all the time, it works for me, so I don't think you'll have any problems.

Your profile GIF is awesome.  Can I steal it?

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6 minutes ago, Tristerin said:

Your profile GIF is awesome.  Can I steal it?

In fact, I'll give you where I got it. I took this from anand tech, and trimmed it a bit to get it to fit here. Thanks!

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