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Will a single memory stick work by itself?

I'am planning on buying a computer memory but I want it be single stick for future upgrades is that possible? OR do I have to but either 2x4 or4x2?
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  1. asalikus said:
    I'am planning on buying a computer memory but I want it be single stick for future upgrades is that possible? OR do I have to but either 2x4 or4x2?

    most mb will tell you in there mb guilds if they need one stick or two. most new intel cpu and mb will run in single channel mode with one dimm. the only issue is to be able to buy another dimm from the vendor with the same ram speed and timing. ram vendors are now in a war like intel and amd...newer ram chips are coming out every year.. next ram ddr4 going to be out soon.
  2. How about Asrock Extreme4 Z77 ?

    Here is the link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

    smorizio said:
    most mb will tell you in there mb guilds if they need one stick or two. most new intel cpu and mb will run in single channel mode with one dimm. the only issue is to be able to buy another dimm from the vendor with the same ram speed and timing. ram vendors are now in a war like intel and amd...newer ram chips are coming out every year.. next ram ddr4 going to be out soon.
  3. Yes it will work.
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    Page 17 of quick guide.


    2. If only one memory module or three memory modules are installed
    in the DDR3 DIMM slots on this motherboard, it is unable to activate
    Dual Channel Memory Technology.
    3. If a pair of memory modules is NOT installed in the same Dual
    Channel , for example, instal l ing a pai r of memory modules in
    DDR3_A1 and DDR3_A2, it is unable to activate Dual Channel
    Memory Technology.
    4. It is not allowed to install a DDR or DDR2 memory module into
    DDR3 slot; otherwise, this motherboard and DIMM may be damaged.
    5. Some DDR3 1GB double-sided DIMMs with 16 chips may not work
    on this motherboard. It is not recommended to install them on this
    motherboard.
    6. For optimal compatibility and stability while overclocking memory
    frequency, it is recommended to install one memory module on
    DDR3_B2 slot
    or two memory modules on DDR3_A2 and DDR3_
    B2 slots.
  5. Best answer selected by asalikus.
  6. Yes it will work, it just won't work as fast.
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