triple channel ram

jvpython

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I heard the current iMacs support triple channel (The i7 anyway, not sure about the i5 iMacs). Is this true? If so I suppose it would only work if you put in 3 RAM cards in it? Thanks
 

derbothaus

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I heard the current iMacs support triple channel (The i7 anyway, not sure about the i5 iMacs). Is this true? If so I suppose it would only work if you put in 3 RAM cards in it? Thanks
True. But speed is pretty much negligible and you would be better served by more RAM rather than perfectly paired 3x sticks. Unless all you do is benchmark your computer:D
 

jvpython

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True. But speed is pretty much negligible and you would be better served by more RAM rather than perfectly paired 3x sticks. Unless all you do is benchmark your computer:D
HAHA yup that's what I do :p

Thanks yeah. But if I put in 3 8GB sticks I think a total of 24GB of RAM might be enough? Considering I don't even do anything like professional video editing. I'm a software developer.
 

leman

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I heard the current iMacs support triple channel (The i7 anyway, not sure about the i5 iMacs). Is this true? If so I suppose it would only work if you put in 3 RAM cards in it? Thanks
iMacs use the desktop Sandy Bridge CPUs which are dual-channel. Anyone telling you anything different is telling a lie.

I am honestly sick and tired of people who answer (and give wrong informations) on forums and yet clearly have absolutely no clue about the topic :(
 

derbothaus

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I lie. I even voted myself down for not checking and assuming Z68 had it. My consumer knowledge has been slipping lately.
 
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