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Thread: Dual Channel DDR question




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    Arr ok sry for the stuff around :o

    i will just go and get the 512 as its at a good price then :)

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    The Dual boards are they the nforce2 boards?

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    yep, nforce2 is the best way to go
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    Quote Originally Posted by BA.
    if you put in 3 sticks, you will not get dual channel DDR to work. It will only work with 2 sticks of same size RAM.

    If you add the 3rd stick, you'll just get the standard DDR at the total MB of the sticks you put in.

    They definitely have to be certain slots as well. I had to check my Motherboard manual to ensure I got the right two. I believe I chose slot 1 and slot 3, as this let me have more air-space between my sticks for cooling. :)
    No.. I pretty sure can have DC with 3 sticks. currently I have 2x256mb in slot 1 and 3. Remember the slot 1 &2 are Single Channel, put that 2x256mb in slot 1 and 2, then the 512mb in slot 3,
    I think you will have 1gig of mem in DC...
    if that doesn't work I'll put the 512mb in my kt400 rig:rolleyes:
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    dual means two, and dual channel means 2 channels

    dual channel can only opperate with 2 sticks of ram in 2 specific slots, each one with it's own channel. if you have 3-4 slots on your mobo and have ram in all of them, then you are running a lot of memory in single channel mode. Even if you are only using 2 sticks, but have them in the wrong slots, you are still running in single channel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by minibubba
    dual means two, and dual channel means 2 channels

    dual channel can only opperate with 2 sticks of ram in 2 specific slots, each one with it's own channel. if you have 3-4 slots on your mobo and have ram in all of them, then you are running a lot of memory in single channel mode. Even if you are only using 2 sticks, but have them in the wrong slots, you are still running in single channel.

    Dual channel means 2 channel and that doesn't mean you can only put 2 sticks, why didn't they make 2 slots only rather than 3 then?? and why is there 2 slots for single channel?
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    there is more than 2 slots so people can get more than 1 GB of memory in their sytem if they need it...you could get 2x gig sticks but it would cost a fortune
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