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Old April 16, 2010, 07:26 PM
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xeon 3440. ht on, clocks nice. whats wrong with 6 gigs on 1156? :) som e say you can still run dual chan or hwatever
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Old April 16, 2010, 08:44 PM
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xeon 3440. ht on, clocks nice. whats wrong with 6 gigs on 1156? :) som e say you can still run dual chan or hwatever
3x2GB cannot be used in dual-channel mode. One of the sticks will be left in single-channel mode, which is not an ideal configuration. -bigadv units also benefit quite a bit from RAM performance, and having one stick in single-channel mode could have a noticeable negative impact on F@H performance.
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Old April 16, 2010, 09:12 PM
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2x2GB + 2x1GB can be the same or cheaper than 3x2GB and you can save $50 on the CPU and $60 on the board. I have an x3440 with 8GB of ram and it seams to run bigadv's fine while I browse the web though it often uses 6.5GB of ram total with chrome and windows 7. I have even been playing HL2 while folding. I'm drawing 215W with 1.2V@3.4Ghz, an inefficient power supply and an HD 4830 idle.

Still ends up expensive though.
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