Quick Answer: Will 3 Of 4 Memory Slots Work?

Why do I have 4 RAM slots?

Because of easier upgradibility.

Most CPUs may not be able to properly use RAM in Quad-Channel, but will recognize the RAM and use its capacity fully, just not the most optimal way.

If you get an LGA2066 board and use 4 Core CPU then you can only use 4 of the 8 slots..

Is 3 sticks of RAM better than 2?

Yes, it will add more RAM. Add as many as your motherboard will support. However it would be better to add two with the same total memory as three due to dual channel memory being faster. … 3 x 4gb RAM (12 total) is definitely way better than 2 x 4gb (8 total).

Can I use 2 4gb and 2 8gb RAM together?

IE you can either use the 4GB RAM or the 8GB RAM but not both at the same time. Usually you can but it depends on the motherboard. There are chips which are 4GB and 8GB, in dual channel mode this will not work. … IE you can either use the 4GB RAM or the 8GB RAM but not both at the same time.

Can you use 3 out of 4 RAM slots?

To answer your question yes you can use three sticks of ram, however you will not get the maximum performance from it like you will from matched pairs in dual channel. For stability & performance, never mix sets and always configure in dual channel mode.

Can you use 3 DIMM slots?

Yes you can, but you probably shouldn’t unless the main board has triple channel. Most only have dual channel and usually if you fill 3 slots you can’t run them in dual channel.

Do I have to use all 4 RAM slots?

No you don’t need 4 ram sticks. 2 and 2 is perfectly fine. I have no idea what motherboard you have tho, so i just assume it is Dual-Channel. If you decide to use 2 sticks you’ll have to put em in either slot 1 and 3 or 2 and 4.