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Thread: Dual Channel DDR question




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    :?: for dual channel DDR, do i need to buy them in a set? or can i just buy two modules from the same manufacturer separately and have them work the same way?

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    for dual channel you need to have 2 identical sticks...whether you buy them together or separately is up to you.

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    thanks :thumb:

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    you don't really need to buy the twin set... I got my second corsair stick a months after ..
    you can buy two modules from the same manufacturer separately and they work the same way
    and later I will get the third stick with 512meg so I gonna have DC with 3 sticks:p
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    Hi i'm just a little confused with this ram stuff.

    I have 1x256 xms3200 and i want to get 1x512mb stick now can i put them together or do i have to get another 256mb stick for the dual channel DDR to work?

    when i get a new ram stick do i just put it next to the other one?

    Thanks sry for the noob question

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oz HArdHOusE
    I have 1x256 xms3200 and i want to get 1x512mb stick now can i put them together or do i have to get another 256mb stick for the dual channel DDR to work?
    I'm going to quote myself from just a few posts back:
    Quote Originally Posted by minibubba
    for dual channel you need to have 2 identical sticks...
    that means they have to be the same size, manufacturer, everything ;)

    as for which slots to put them in, your mobo should have two slots designated to use for dual channel (assuming your mobo supports it), you'll have to check your manual to see which ones to use
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    ok thanks so i will get another 1 x 256 :)

    Is it possible to have all three slots designated to use for dual channel?

    btw i have a Epox 8k5a+ board and it says "The board supports (3) pc1600/2100/2700 184-pins dimms. The dimms is for ddr sdram only

    now what if i have 2 x 256mb sticks and 1 x 512mb will the 2 x 256mb sticks still run in dual channel?

    Thanks again

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    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. :)

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    later I will get the third stick with 512meg so I gonna have DC with 3 sticks
    so this wont work then.

    ok i have looked through my manual and i can't find it anywhere which one's to put them in so how do i find out? i'm pretty sure that this board would support it as well its the 8k5a series board

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    sorry man but that epox board is a KT333 board and it does NOT have dual channel
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