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Double Single Stick RAM for Dual Channel?

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December 9, 2013 6:26:15 AM

Hi Guys, I am curious about this article .

Currently I have a single stick RAM (1x8gb) because I am not aware that having a dual stick RAM(2x4gb) is much better than the single one. I bought the single stick because it's much cheaper.

Question is, can I achieve a dual channel mode for my RAM if I'm going to buy another single stick with the same model?

Here's the RAM : G.Skill RipJaws 1X8gb ddr3 1600 CL10 (F3 12800CL10S 8GBXL)

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December 9, 2013 6:33:11 AM

Yes, having a second, identical, RAM module will allow the second memory manager channel to make some operations in parallel with the first.
There will be a significant (~15%) but not miraculous increase in performance.
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December 9, 2013 6:34:50 AM

the kits are better because they are already tested for compatibility. but they are made out of 2 identical ram modules so even buying separately will do the trick.
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December 9, 2013 6:59:57 AM

jeponkz said:
How does buying two single stick ram differs from buying dual stick ram? For example this one http://www.gskill.com/en/product/f3-12800cl10s-8gbxl and this one http://www.gskill.com/en/product/f3-12800cl10d-16gbxl


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the kits are better because they are already tested for compatibility. but they are made out of 2 identical ram modules so even buying separately will do the trick.
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December 9, 2013 7:04:06 AM

Thanks guys.
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