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Hello everyone, I have a rather strange question about some ram.  I have an OLDER X58 based system and I currently have 3x4gb Gskill F3-12800CL9-4GBRL sticks installed in triple channel mode and have found that 12GB ram just isn't cutting it anymore and I have come across a kit of 2x4GBx2 F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL. I will only be needing to use 3 or the 4 sticks but I wanted to double check to see if anyone else has done something similar.  This system did have at one time 2 different sets of ram with different timings and speeds to which they defaulted to the lower one and worked fine so I am pretty sure they will work.  Thanks

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16 minutes ago, Snipe said:

Hello everyone, I have a rather strange question about some ram.  I have an OLDER X58 based system and I currently have 3x4gb Gskill F3-12800CL9-4GBRL sticks installed in triple channel mode and have found that 12GB ram just isn't cutting it anymore and I have come across a kit of 2x4GBx2 F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL. I will only be needing to use 3 or the 4 sticks but I wanted to double check to see if anyone else has done something similar.  This system did have at one time 2 different sets of ram with different timings and speeds to which they defaulted to the lower one and worked fine so I am pretty sure they will work.  Thanks

X58 is pretty tolerant of memory, as long as the rated speed is 1600 MT/s or lower.

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43 minutes ago, svmlegacy said:

X58 is pretty tolerant of memory, as long as the rated speed is 1600 MT/s or lower.

Ya it's 1600mhz ram as well.  Just never taken dual channel kits and used them in triple channel systems.  I guess it's all pretty much the same ram just put into dual or triple channel kits.

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