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  • Ripsaw Z-series not showing up as quad channel

    I bought this memory;Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (8 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9Q2-32GBZL
    Because in the description it said it was quad channel capable. I have an asrock OC formula Z77 motherboard, and an Intel i7 3770K cpu. In the bios I have xmp version 1.3 enabled, and it correctly identifies the speed of the ram(1866). however, when I check the ram in Cpuiz, it says "dual channel". I checked with some other software and it also identifies the ram as dual channel.
    So, what am I missing here? why is my quad channel ram not showing up as that?
    MB: AsRock OC Formula Z77 LGA 1155
    CPU: Intel i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5Ghz
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i
    RAM: 32GB G.Skill Ripsaw DDR3-1866Mhz
    GPU: 2X Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon HD7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 Ram, in Crossfire
    HD1: Intel SSD 520 Series Cherryville 240GB
    HD2: WD Black 1TB 64MB Cache Ram 7200

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    Re: Ripsaw Z-series not showing up as quad channel

    Because Z77 CPUs and Motherboards don't support quad channel RAM. That is one of the main selling points of the X79 CPUs. So unfortunately, while you have a 3770K, your RAM will run in dual channel
    Last edited by wismean95; 01-27-2013, 10:45 AM. Reason: missed a sentence

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    • #3
      Re: Ripsaw Z-series not showing up as quad channel

      Originally posted by wismean95 View Post
      Because Z77 CPUs and Motherboards don't support quad channel RAM. That is one of the main selling points of the X79 CPUs. So unfortunately, while you have a 3770K, your RAM will run in dual channel
      Well I missed that little fact. I guess I return these then, since they were more expensive than dual channel. bummer.
      MB: AsRock OC Formula Z77 LGA 1155
      CPU: Intel i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5Ghz
      CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i
      RAM: 32GB G.Skill Ripsaw DDR3-1866Mhz
      GPU: 2X Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon HD7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 Ram, in Crossfire
      HD1: Intel SSD 520 Series Cherryville 240GB
      HD2: WD Black 1TB 64MB Cache Ram 7200

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      • #4
        Re: Ripsaw Z-series not showing up as quad channel

        Quad channel doesn't provide a noticeable difference anyway (the performance is beyond the point where it is needed or used) unless you run extreme editing programs so its a bit of a waste of money anyway.

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        • #5
          Re: Ripsaw Z-series not showing up as quad channel

          Originally posted by wismean95 View Post
          Quad channel doesn't provide a noticeable difference anyway (the performance is beyond the point where it is needed or used) unless you run extreme editing programs so its a bit of a waste of money anyway.
          What do you define as an extreme editing program? I do edit HD video with Avid Studio and Avid Media Composer. But, i think there really just isn't that much difference/improvement. Just wished I noticed it said X79...that would have been my clue. the price difference was only about $15, and they are going to charge me a restocking fee higher than that-so I'll just keep them, and maybe OC them.
          MB: AsRock OC Formula Z77 LGA 1155
          CPU: Intel i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5Ghz
          CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i
          RAM: 32GB G.Skill Ripsaw DDR3-1866Mhz
          GPU: 2X Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon HD7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 Ram, in Crossfire
          HD1: Intel SSD 520 Series Cherryville 240GB
          HD2: WD Black 1TB 64MB Cache Ram 7200

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          • #6
            Re: Ripsaw Z-series not showing up as quad channel

            I meant running multiple instances of things like 4k videos or 21Mp photos and stuff in photoshop or premiere etc. That stuff chews RAM and thats where the memory clock counts
            Last edited by wismean95; 01-27-2013, 11:07 AM. Reason: forgot a bit

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            • #7
              Re: Ripsaw Z-series not showing up as quad channel

              Alright. I'm not into editing 4K video's, and don't really do much photo editing anymore. Just do 1080P/60/30/24. So I really don't think it's going to matter much.
              MB: AsRock OC Formula Z77 LGA 1155
              CPU: Intel i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5Ghz
              CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i
              RAM: 32GB G.Skill Ripsaw DDR3-1866Mhz
              GPU: 2X Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon HD7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 Ram, in Crossfire
              HD1: Intel SSD 520 Series Cherryville 240GB
              HD2: WD Black 1TB 64MB Cache Ram 7200

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              • #8
                Re: Ripsaw Z-series not showing up as quad channel

                Hi,

                wismean95 is right, you won't feel much difference only if you running lots editing programs/multiple tasks, please note!

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