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Very confused about Quad and Dual channel RAM

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Your motherboard does NOT support quad-channel. Only HEDT platforms like X399/X299 support it, and they usually have 8 RAM slots.

Hi,

I know there are many threads about quad/dual RAMs. I tried to find the answer on my problem, but I can't find it since my question is quite different.

Anyway, I have a processor Intel i5-7500, which should support Dual-channel RAMs (like any other). This lays on MSI B250 Mortar motherboard which should support true quad-channel RAMs.

 

My question is, what will be better for me to use my rig well? Quad or Dual-channel RAMs? I have to remind you that I think I have processor which support only dual channel RAMs on motherboard which supports quad-channel RAMs, so I might failed my buid. O_o

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Your motherboard does NOT support quad-channel. Only HEDT platforms like X399/X299 support it, and they usually have 8 RAM slots.

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You don't have a motherboard that support quad-channel memory. You have a motherboard that had four DIMM slots in a dual channel configuration.

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Oh yeah I just saw that, my god I now look like completely idiot, sorry about that guys. Its weird how some pages have different specifications... :/

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quad sticks yes, but only dual channel. You can use octa rank though :P

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7 minutes ago, jkOb said:

I now look like completely idiot

Not at all. If we don't ask questions, we will never learn, correct?

Don't sweat it one bit :)

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7 hours ago, Radium_Angel said:

Not at all. If we don't ask questions, we will never learn, correct?

Don't sweat it one bit :)

True. :D

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Thanks for quick reply everyone! :)

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