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Can i use single 2 gb ram with core i5 mobo

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September 11, 2009 8:24:14 PM

can i use single 2 gb ram with core i5 mobo

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September 11, 2009 8:30:30 PM

Yes. But not advisable as it's designed for dual channel and 4GB RAM kits aren't that expensive.
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September 11, 2009 8:38:21 PM

why is it not advisable? will it harm the system or do some damage
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September 11, 2009 8:40:13 PM

It won't harm or damage the system at all. It's just that Dual Channel mode requires DIMMS be in pairs, and is worth a few percent performance in real apps.
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September 11, 2009 8:46:29 PM

Scotteq said:
It won't harm or damage the system at all. It's just that Dual Channel mode requires DIMMS be in pairs, and is worth a few percent performance in real apps.

i will buy 2gb more later but i can't afford it at the moment. i just want to know than my system will run fine with it or not .also what do you think about gigabyte's p55 ud4 mobo
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September 11, 2009 8:59:48 PM

I haven't used that motherboard, so I have no opinion. Gigabyte products are good quality, though, so I would expect no issues out of the ordinary.
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September 11, 2009 10:50:12 PM

I would buy 2 x 1gb sticks for now.... then upgrade later
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September 11, 2009 11:24:40 PM

^ No!

^^ I Don't know really but I read somewhere that the motherboard must support using one RAM Channel and as far as I know there's no way to know via regular researching or vendor's website However you can contact them via text chat.
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September 11, 2009 11:48:21 PM

You do not have to run 2 sticks of ram. But if you want to run in dual channel mode in the future it would be a good a idea to get a dual channel kit. Not just another stick off ram. When you build a machine you only put one stick of ram in the '1" slot for the 1st post check anyways.
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September 12, 2009 10:40:37 AM

someguy7 said:
You do not have to run 2 sticks of ram. But if you want to run in dual channel mode in the future it would be a good a idea to get a dual channel kit. Not just another stick off ram. When you build a machine you only put one stick of ram in the '1" slot for the 1st post check anyways.

you mean i cannot just buy another 2gb stick but for dual channel later
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September 12, 2009 11:17:17 AM

save the $$$ and buy an 8gb kit atleast for a processor of that caliber :) 
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September 12, 2009 11:51:37 AM

8GB? Nah - that's unnecessary. I would get a 4GB (2x2GB) kit though - the prices are so low that it's worth it.
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September 12, 2009 12:20:26 PM

cjl said:
8GB? Nah - that's unnecessary. I would get a 4GB (2x2GB) kit though - the prices are so low that it's worth it.

how much 6gb ddr3 kit cost. i have decided to go with x58 platform now
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September 12, 2009 4:35:51 PM

abhishekshukla1989 said:
you mean i cannot just buy another 2gb stick but for dual channel later


Not required . Better off with a kit. Depending on the board/ram you can run into a stabilty problems running two different kinds of ram.
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