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Intel Core i7-6900K 20M Broadwell-E 8-Core 3.2 GHz

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Aug 8, 2016
I want to build a new video editing computer and overclock it to 4000-4500MHz.
I notice that the new 8 and 10 core Intel CPU has (4 Channels DDR4 2400; one DIMM per Channel) What does that mean exactly? 4 Channels One Dimm per Channel?
I know what DDR4 2400 is.
To get the maximum out of my build should I populate all 8 memory slots so each channel can run Dual channel.
The motherboard I want to use has 8 memory slots total with a total of 128 gig max.
I wanted to use 64 gig of ram total. Normally I would just run 2 sticks of 32 gig, but I don't think that is the best configuration!
Thanks for any help.

8 Cores / 16 Threads
• LGA 2011-v3
• 4 Channels DDR4 2400; one DIMM per Channel
• 140W TDP
• Up to 40 Lanes PCIe 3.0 (2x16+1x8)


Sim Racing Aficionado Co-Owner
Jun 28, 2012
It means there are four memory channels, allowing quad channel operation. To run in quad channel you must have one DIMM per channel.
If you need 64GB of RAM, use 4x 16GB DIMMs.


Aug 8, 2016
Thanks for the information. That is exactly what I needed to know. I will run 4 sticks of ram, 1 in each channel.