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Is all DDR3 memory dual channel?

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June 17, 2011 4:46:58 PM

I am currently thinking about upgrading my memory to 8GB (2 x 4GB) to replace what I have now and was wondering if all DDR3 memory is capable of being dual channel or do I need to look for DDR3 memory that specifically states that it is dual channel? Any advice would be appreciated :-)
This is current setup:

MB - ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 925 Deneb 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor
RAM - Kingston ValueRAM 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel
OS - Linux Mint 11, 64 Bit version
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June 17, 2011 7:49:23 PM

I would make sure it states dual channel. Make sure the memory you get is a matched set and not one of one make and the other a different make.
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June 17, 2011 8:03:40 PM

Dual channel memory architecture is a motherboard/chipset feature. DDR3 is a memory type and has nothing to do with dual channel or triple channel etc. There are motherboards with even triple channel memory architecture and then there are motherboards with dual channel memory architecture based on DDR and DDR2 memory modules.
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June 17, 2011 8:47:47 PM

^ This. Pretty much all you need to do is find compatible memory sold in a kit of two (or four, I guess) sticks. :)  To find compatible RAM, look up your motherboard on the Asus website, look up the memory QVL for that board, and find some RAM on that list that you like.
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