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I just ordered an Intel I7 940 CPU and an EVGA X58 motherboard for it.

 

I have 4 1-gig sticks of Corsair CM3X1024-1333C9DHX memory that I've been using in an EVGA 790i Ultra motherboard.

 

I thought I could use three sticks of this memory in the X58 board. However, I've heard that this memory won't work because it was designed only for dual channel use.

 

I thought that since you can run one stick of this in almost any MB designed for DDR3, that it would work in the X58 board. Do I have to buy new memory now for the X58?

 

Has anyone tried using this memory in an X58 board?

 

Thanks for any help offered.

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There is no such thing as Dual Channel memory, as this is a property of the memory controller in how it handles memory. This is why you can place memory in different slot configurations on a motherboard and it will register as single or dual channel.

 

http://www.corsair.com/corei7/default.aspx

 

That memory is TESTED and WARRANTIED in a 3 stick config, whereas their 2 stick packs are tested as a pair. If you're running 4 sticks together w/ no problems, chances are that 3 of them will work fine together, but since no one has tested them like that, no one can guarantee it.

 

In otherwords, try 3 sticks, see what happens. As long as you don't over volt anything, it can't hurt to try.

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