Assuming a Core i7 with a x58 chipset (IOW, triple-channel is supported)... I'm trying to decide if I need to buy triple channel memory kits. The MB has 6 slots, and I will populate them all. So I've got two options:
1) Buy 2 triple-channel kits (3x2g sticks) identical kits
2) Buy 3 dual-channel kits (2x2g sticks) identical kits
Either way I have 6 identical sticks and 12Gig. And if the difference between dual and triple memory is in the controller, then I don't see the difference. Since I'm loading all 6 slots either way won't I end up with triple-channel access?
Everything I've seen on the net talks about 2 sticks vs. 3 sticks, and obviously 2 sticks can't do triple channel. However, with 6 sticks I should be ok regardless of how I buy them, yes?
FWIW, 12G purchased as 2 triple-channel kits will be ~$500, but 12G purchased as 3 dual-chanel kits would be $270. Big difference. Especially if I end up with triple-channel either way.