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Query regarding Dual-Channel Memory

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September 4, 2011 6:36:29 AM

I have a Intel H61 motherboard with two RAM slots.

I've already got 2GB DDR3 1333 EVM RAM. 2GB version of this one : www.anythinginit.com/product-details.asp?ppk=11205&scpk...

Now, I want to buy a Corsair DDR3 1333 4GB stick. Will those two sticks work in Dual Channel mode?
September 4, 2011 6:50:59 AM

No sorry it wont - dual channel (and triple channel also) requires both memory channels / slots to have equal matching amounts of RAM - and to be 100 sure they need to be an identical pair of the same brand memory chips
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September 4, 2011 7:05:44 AM

Ahh..
So, getting a 2GB EVM will make those work in dual channel mode? Does this depend on the memory at all or on the motherboard?
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September 6, 2011 12:37:20 PM

The motherboard has to support dual channel and the memory modules need to be either identical or extremely close to identical if you're lucky.

Usually you need to have a kit of identical modules for dual/tri channel.
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