This is a discussion on dual triple channel ram within the RAM and Power Supply Support forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. i had 6 gigs of ram in triple channel, i got 3 more sticks of ram that is 12 gigs
i had 6 gigs of ram in triple channel, i got 3 more sticks of ram that is 12 gigs in triple channel, i combine them to make 16 gigs (i know its a bit much) but anyhow, any piece of software to monitor voltage of the ram sticks? i am currently running it with no problems but just wanna monitor it to be sure, also does anyone see anything wrong with having all 6 sticks in use other then voltage issues and speed of ram issue? yes i mixed size and manufactures and they are in there appropriate slots =)
I can't imagine what you think you will use 16 Gb ram for, but there is almost nothing you would need that for today. Beyond that just mixing different ram speeds and makes is simply asking for trouble.
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oops i previously said 16 gigs when i meant 18 but anyhow, i dont know what i will use it for either but meh i could careless, anyhow i always have easytune6 and cpuid hardware monitor running at all times (i have 4 monitor my old 9800 GTX sli cards but they both have lifetime warranty so am not worried about them) i always dedicate 1 monitor for temp readings and voltage but on CPUID it says DDR and voltages next to it but theres no voltage listing for each stick individually?
no stress tests yet, any recommendations? memtest.org? if u consider that a stress test then yes i have
I seriously doubt the 18GB of RAM will show any performance improvement over using the original 6GB. If you really want more than 6GB I would suggest using only the new 3x4GB set.
As noted above by Rich-M mixing RAM brands/speeds (it's only as fast as the slowest stick), as well as filling all the RAM slots, is only an invitation to issues.
Best of luck.
I do use VMWare a lot, and by alot i mean a lot, 3-4 vms going at the same time with a I7 CPU, i test alot of stuff >.< so instead of my usual 512 mb for each machine I can do 2 gigs, the load and suspend times on the vms are instant now and yes am well aware how useless 18 gigs of RAM truly is for everything else
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