dual channel memory question


S

sam unwise

on a motherboard with dual channel memory can you ran standard ddr ram
as well or do you have to use dual channel ddr?
 
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D

DaveW

The two RAM sticks have to be IDENTICAL (matched) to work in dual channel
mode.
 
K

KCB

The two RAM sticks have to be IDENTICAL (matched) to work in dual channel
mode.
There actually is no such thing as "dual channel ddr", as opposed to
"standard ddr". Some memory makers would like you to believe you need to
buy a dual channel memory kit for use in a dual channel system, but this is
not true; it does make them more money. Some people believe the best
performance is achieved by using the same amount of memory on each side, but
dual channel mode will work even if the sticks are different size or make.
See here:
http://www.asus.com.tw/support/faq/qanda.aspx?KB_ID=84916
and here:
http://www.nforcershq.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=45999
and another discussion here:
http://www.nforcershq.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=45664
Check the manufacturer's web site of whichever board you plan on using for
more specific information. This question has been beat to death since the
introduction of the NForce2 chipset.
 
C

Clyde

sam said:
on a motherboard with dual channel memory can you ran standard ddr ram
as well or do you have to use dual channel ddr?
I run two Corsair 512s in my Dual Channel Intel D865GBL mobo. They are
from the same batch, but are not specially tested for dual channel. i.e.
Regular memory. They run just fine.

Clyde
 
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