Originally Posted by ThE_JacO
Assuming with cards you meam ram modules, It will be an issue if you mix size inside a triplet.
You can't have three solts with 4GB, and the other three with mixed sizes.
You can decouple across channels (triplets for your chipset), but not within the triplet.
Worst that can happen is you will not get even to POST in the boot. You won't be doing any physical damage to anything though.
Alright, yeah I meant modules. I had 3x1gb inside- i removed one and then i bought two packs of modules each came with 2x4gb. So with the 1gb removed i placed the 4x4gb cards in the empty slots. My computer booted up okay but if you recommend I not mess around with the triplets. Should I
A:remove the 1gb modules and just place the 2 2x4gb (so 4x4gb in total) modules I have?
B:Return the 2x4gb and 2x4gb and buy a 4x4gb or 6x4gb pack instead (I just ask because i don't know if it makes a difference if the come in the space pack or not)
@Srek thanks i'll most likely get that one then and yeah I was going to do option 3 but they only sold 2x4gb not a 3x4gb so i bought two of the 2x4gb instead.. i hope that's okay and won't do anything wrong to my computer. (A buddy of mine works at bestbuy so he got me like 50% off and i got the PNY 2x4gb - 2 packs)
@imashination ..yeah i know what you mean I looked at my computer cause i havent been using it for 3+yrs since i've been traveling and away in college and when i saw 3gb i was like wtf did i seriously buy this ram with the computer...haha
and yes 24gb is my max- currently have 18gb in total- don't know if that's okay but i'm a noob. and i might get the 750i or 760 depending on how i am feeling performance vs price wise.
Okay i'll look at the bios, i'm never done overclocking before but i will give it a try hopefully nothing goes wrong.
and yes i was pretty dumb (still am a bit when it comes to cpuparts haha), I was like 15/16 and just wanted something cool and i bought into it and got an alienware. But yeah i know to never do that again.
-oh and thanks for the pm, helpful too
edit: this is what im getting for ram -_- and if it says 3.20ghz what am i actually using then? and how high can it go if i overlock it.. (/facepalm i know haha )
cpuz is showing 18gb though and detects all the modules