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    Question Adding 6gig of RAM to get 12gig

    I have a win10 /64 system with 6 gigs of ram in 3 slots. There are 3 more slots on the mainboard (ASUS P6T). Can I just add 6gigs of ram to get 12gigs total? Or should I get a 12gig by 3 memory kit to make sure all the memory has the same specs?

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    Bob according to the ASUS web site that board uses triple channel memory!

    According to HardwareSecrets.com:
    Triple-Channel Architecture

    As you can assume by the name, the triple-channel architecture triples the available memory bandwidth. This is done by expanding the memory data bus to 192 bits, which is accomplished by accessing three memory modules at the same time.
    With that in mind you'll want to add 3 new modules that are identical in specs (not necessarily size) to the ones you already have to keep your memory system running at peek performance. Adding less than three modules will cause your system to revert to single channel, slowing it down, if my understanding is correct.

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    Thanks. I couldn't find any info that explained the 3 slot set-up so clearly, even on the ASUS site. I really appreciate the response!

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