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DX58SO Memory Configuration

Hello,

I own DX58SO, with Intel Core i7 920@2.67Ghz, with 3x2GB DD3 PC3-10700(667MHz).

I want to update to maximum RAM configuration and i wanted to ask exactly what kind of kit should i buy. I have heard something about 4x4GB @ 1600 or even 4x8GB.

So, what would it be the most reliabe and fast configuration i should go with?

Thank you.

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For maximum performance you should use 3 modules. I am currently using 3x8GB with X5650 CPU.

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Hello All:

Thank you Al Hill for the information provided for the supported memory on this board.

You may also find that information here (while checking Hill's link, I was redirected to another website):

http://ark.intel.com/products/36888/Intel-Desktop-Board-DX58SO Intel® Desktop Board DX58SO Specifications>go to memory specifications

Now regarding the configuration of amount of modules you should go with 2 or 4 to take advantage of the memory channels properly.

If any additional or new questions come, do not hesitate to contact the Intel Communities again.

Regards,

Esteban C

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The Nehalem platform is 3 channel. With 4 modules it is in single channel mode and this is bad for the performance.

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@ Esteban,

I believe I read somewhere that 2 ram sticks will make the dx58so run in dual channel, and if 4 ram sticks are used I believe this board will still only run in dual channel but with the black slot splitting it's bandwidth with another slot, essentially lowering at least 1 slot by 1/2 speed? I could be wrong, but i know for a fact 3 ram sticks is the best for the dx58so board ;-)

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Hello, Meintool:

May I advise you to check the following PDF with the specs of the Intel® Desktop Board DX58SO.

Page 38: https://downloadmirror.intel.com/18128/eng/DX58SO_ProductGuide02_English.pdf https://downloadmirror.intel.com/18128/eng/DX58SO_ProductGuide02_English.pdf

Regards,

Esteban C

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Not sure what you wanted me to check

I read this

NOTE Installing memory in Channel A, DIMM 1 may result in less than optimal memory performance.

But it doesnt actually say channel A makes the computer run in either single or dual, it also doesnt confirm what i said, or what anyone in this thread said aside from using 3 sticks is best. o.O

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Hello, Meintool:

I found some information regarding this, which would apply to some specific sockets.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-dual-triple-and-quad-channel-me... Everything You Need to Know About the Dual-, Triple-, and Quad-Channel Memory Architectures - Triple-Channel Architectur…

If you require any further information, feel free to contact us back.

Regards,

Esteban C

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