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Dual channeling 2 single channel memories?

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March 5, 2014 4:46:12 AM

Hi,

i saw that all the rams listed in sites like newegg are rated "dual channel" and come in packs of 2.

Unfortunately, only single channel kit is available in my country.

so will I be able to combine 2 of these:

G.Skill 8GB single channel kit F3-1600C9S-8GXM (Pls refer the link below)http://

and make them work as a dual channel ram without any loss in speed/quality & etc compared to using a real Dual Channel kit.

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March 5, 2014 5:06:46 AM

You seem to misunderstand the term "dual channel", it is a property of the motherboard not the RAM modules.
They are sold in pairs only to ensure that both modules are exactly the same type and density, which they need to be for dual channel to work.

Buying two single RAM modules which are exactly the same is no different to buying a paired set in theory, but whereas a paired set will definitely be a matching pair, buying two single modules runs the risk that the vendor might send you two which are not an exact match because he doesn't know you want them for a dual channel system, so dual channel may not work.

But provided both modules match each other, dual channel will work (provided your motherboard supports dual channel, of course).

See this: http://www.crucial.com/kb/answer.aspx?qid=3751
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March 5, 2014 8:13:26 AM

Phillip Corcoran said:
You seem to misunderstand the term "dual channel", it is a property of the motherboard not the RAM modules.
They are sold in pairs only to ensure that both modules are exactly the same type and density, which they need to be for dual channel to work.

Buying two single RAM modules which are exactly the same is no different to buying a paired set in theory, but whereas a paired set will definitely be a matching pair, buying two single modules runs the risk that the vendor might send you two which are not an exact match because he doesn't know you want them for a dual channel system, so dual channel may not work.

But provided both modules match each other, dual channel will work (provided your motherboard supports dual channel, of course).

See this: http://www.crucial.com/kb/answer.aspx?qid=3751


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+1 Though just for reference sake the link provided is talking about DDR and DDR2 back when the Chipset contained the MC (memory controller) in todays (and the last few years, the MC is contained in the CPU and in the Cases of X58 and X79 oriented CPUs, the MCs can handle single, dual, tri and (X79) quad channel configs

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