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Lord Wiener VIP Member

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#1 13 years ago

Right. I bought 2 corsair 512gb DDR memory sticks. I've still got 2 256 TwinMOS sticks lying around.

now the question is: can I stick a 256mb stick in additionally without it disabling the dual channel setting the corsairs are on? I'm really confused, a colleague of mine told me not to do it because it would disable dual channel, and my brother told me that's not true.

So now I'm asking in here.

oh, and my mainboard is a Asus NF7 Series 2 (Nforce 2)

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Eagle One

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#2 13 years ago

well to use dual channel, all your ram sticks must be all the same, thats why a lot of ram these days come in a pack of two sticks which are exactly the same

when i say all the same, there are some exceptions, but we wont go into that

so basically, the answer is as long as you have two sticks of ram, or four sticks of ram which are exactly identical, dual channel will not work

its a bum i know :(




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#3 13 years ago

damn. thanks for the info.


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#4 13 years ago

Yeah, AFAIK, the dual channel capability will only work out for your motherboard according to which slots you use, like for ex. slots 1&3 or slots 2&4 and they are usually color coded too. I don't know your particular MB's arrangement, but you can use those extra ram sticks only it won't be running dual channel if you do, though you will of course have that extra memory capacity.

So, it's basically either just the two corsair sticks in dual-channel OR all/any number of sticks for more memory capacity.