TripleChan Motherboard/QuadChan RAM Plz Read!

Micro-star international / Ms-7376
September 7, 2010 at 18:53:30
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, 3.2 GHz / 4095 MB
Sry if this question has been asked befor i couldnt find it...

Im looking at building a new computer and a friend had questioned something i had put together... now this isnt the first time ive built something but now hes got me questioning myself... and i just wanted to clear this up...

The motherboard I am going to purchase is:

And the RAM im getting is:

The motherboard is Triple Channel and the RAM is Quad Channel, now from my understanding the RAM really is only Quad cause it is 4 matching sticks? And the Motherboard being Triple Channel (3 black slots 3 Red Slots). From what my friend says which is true i need to have 3 matching sticks in the Black/Red Slots, the kit comes with 4 matching so i could put 3 sticks in black and 1 stick in red... would that cause any issues? for example causing them only to run single channel? or what just came to mind is if i put 2 sticks in black and 2 sticks in red... would it corretcly read the 8gbs of ram? (this question also applys too 3 sticks in black and 1 in red)

if anybody could clear this up for me i would greatly appciate it!

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September 7, 2010 at 20:45:46
Why not visit Asustek and download the motherboard manual?
I'm sure it will tell you the acceptable ram configurations.

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September 7, 2010 at 21:38:53
there is no quad channel, dual and triple are current available. To run dual u will need 2 identical sticks. Triple channel need 3 identical sticks. 8gb (4x2gb) capable or running dual channel, if u want triple remove 2gb stick (3x2gb). U don't need ddr3 2200, core i7 run triple channel at 1066ddr (1066 x 192 /8=25584mb/sec), dual channel run at 1333ddr (1333 x 128 /8=21328mb/sec).

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September 8, 2010 at 05:36:13
so should i just put 2 sticks in red and black for the moment? i had ordered my parts already... not a big deal or anything cause seeing as i could just leave 1 stick out if i really had to... untill i was able to order more ram...

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September 8, 2010 at 06:12:57
If you have four identical sticks then use three of them for best performance.

Frankly speaking, if you don't understand these basics then maybe you shouldn't be building an advanced rig that uses triple channel RAM.

You probably should have also looked at the QVL list to buy RAM that was tested by the motherboard manufacturer. I am assuming you don't know what QVL list is.

As was stated above, you should also review the manual for additional parameters on RAM for that board.

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September 8, 2010 at 06:38:14
i understand the basics but i just wanted to make sure considering ive never worked with "triple" channel altho i do appreciate the constructive criticism

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