Dual Channel memory doesn't mean you have to go small
Subject: Memory | September 30, 2010 - 03:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Picking up a Core i3, i5 or certain i7 CPUs does limit you to dual channel memory if you use an H55 based board and many feel that going that route limits your RAM. Really, the difference between triple channel and dual channel RAM is minuscule and
there is no reason you can't have large amounts of RAM on a dual channel system. G.Skill makes this obvious with their 8GB Trident 2000 MHz DDR3 CL9 kit, a pair of 4GB DIMMs @ CL9-9-9-27 and running 1.65V. TechPowerUp found a variety of ways to overclock the kit and even managed to squeeze in the dual fan cooler on their test motherboard.
"The G.Skill 8 GB 2000 MHz kit manages to offer high capacity, nicely packaged within tall and solid
heatspreaders. The active cooling bracket lights up blue and we push the memory & test bench to the limit to see
what this kit is capable of."
Here are some more Memory articles from around the web:
- G.Skill Ripjaws PC3-12800 (1600MHz) 8GB Kit @ Tweaktown
- Kingston HyperX H2O
PC3 16000 3x2GB Cas 9 Review @ OCC
- 2500MHz Patriot Viper-II Sector-5 Memory Kit @ Benchmark Reviews
- Corsair Dominator PC3-12800 (1600MHz) 4GB Kit @ Tweaktown
- MX-Tech's Armor Series DDR3-1600 4Gb @ Funky Kit
- Kingston HyperX blu PC3-12800 (1600MHz) 4GB Kit @ Tweaktown