Gigabyte ex58-ud5 and tripple channel questions
by septicdeath - 2/8/10 7:31 PM
Hey, this is my first pc using dd3 memory, thus my first time looking into triple channel and quad channel configurations.
The notes at gigabyte specify some weird scenarios, first, they talk about 3 channel mode with 3 modules and to use ddr3_1, ddr3_3 and ddr3_5 , would one assume that you could place 3 more modules in ddr3_2, ddr3_4 and ddr3_6 and get 2 sets of 3 channel configs? BTW, there are 6 slots.
they make it sound like only 1 3 channel set (in slots 1,3,5) can exist.
then they go and talk about a 3 channel mode with 4 modules, ddr3- 1, 2, 3, 5.
Would that mean you can do a 4 dimm 3 channel and then a dual channel in 4/6.
I plan on buying 4 more dimms to add to the 2 dimms I already have -> (pc3/8500 cl7 2x2gb kingston). Just trying to understand how to go about buying those 4 additional modules, as I have found lots of 4x2gb (8gb quad channel packs). Anyways, I always understood that it was the memory that made a dual channel config, and if you kept memory in pairs of same config, that you would have dual channel, so I was approaching this like I should go out at by 4 more identical modules to the two that I have, and then I would have 2 triple channel dimm banks.
any help would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.