Build advice.

Soldato
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Hi just building myself a new rig, finally going upto AM3 and DDR3 but i have a question. I brought the stuff second hand, its a Asus M4A79T Deluxe, Phenom 11 X4 965 and 3 X 2GB Patriot DDR3. My question is would i be better to install all 3 sticks of ram to give me 6GB or just 2 sticks to give me 4GB but running in dual channel mode.
 

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Depends on what you will be doing with the PC, my general rule of thumb is more the better!
 
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99% of people don't use 3GB. 4GB is recommended because it's 2x2GB Dual Channel. People only use more because it's relatively cheap and they think it will improve performance. It wont. It will actually just limit your overclock more.
 
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