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Anonymous
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April 22, 2004 7:55:53 PM

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on a motherboard with dual channel memory can you ran standard ddr ram
as well or do you have to use dual channel ddr?
Anonymous
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April 23, 2004 3:03:19 AM

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

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"sam unwise" <datrooper@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> on a motherboard with dual channel memory can you ran standard ddr ram
> as well or do you have to use dual channel ddr?
Anonymous
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April 23, 2004 3:44:48 AM

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> "sam unwise" <datrooper@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:58798d39.0404221455.23143d34@posting.google.com...
> > on a motherboard with dual channel memory can you ran standard ddr ram
> > as well or do you have to use dual channel ddr?
>

> "DaveW" <none@zero.org> wrote in message
news:XaYhc.4771$YP5.437924@attbi_s02...
> The two RAM sticks have to be IDENTICAL (matched) to work in dual channel
> mode.
>
> --
> DaveW
>

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=849...
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.
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April 23, 2004 4:25:44 AM

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sam unwise wrote:
> 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
Anonymous
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April 23, 2004 10:50:22 AM

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On Thu, 22 Apr 2004 23:03:19 +0000, DaveW wrote:

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

As someone else already pointed out, this is BS.

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