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ram question

by nerdyboy1234 / June 18, 2005 12:51 PM PDT

is it true u have to install memory in pairs in dual channel motherboards except if ure using only 1 stick?

for example if ur mobo has 4 dimm slots and u have 2 occupied, can u put in an additional stick to have 3 sticks? or do u have to put in pairs so u can have only 1,2, or 4 combinations?

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it depends on if you want dual channel
by ozos / June 18, 2005 4:39 PM PDT
In reply to: ram question

in DDR dual channel boards (SDRAM cann't do dual channel, and RDRAM has to be in pairs no matter what)

you can have 1, which is single channel, and 3 which is single channel

so if you had 3 sticks, it'd be single channel, but more RAM

depends on what you need, capacity, or bandwidth
2 or 4 sticks (or any other number divisible by 2)
would provide dual channel
but each DIMM (to run dual channel) has to have a matched stick

2x512 and 2x128 is possible
but 2x512 1x256 and 1x128 would yield all single channel
it also all has to run the same speed

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Check specs...
by Willy / June 18, 2005 8:48 PM PDT
In reply to: ram question

When it comes to ram, each maker of mtrbds. or systems provides extactly how things can be done. You didn't provide what system you're using. Check with the support website or manual for details, its there.

Kingston d-ch link: www.kingston.com/newtech/MKF_520DDRwhitepaper.pdf

tada -----Willy Happy

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