Dual channel with separate sticks Tags: Memory RAM Dual Channel Last response: July 21, 2012 2:31 AM in Memory Share veyro11 July 20, 2012 6:20:11 PM I'm looking into buying ram and if I buy one stick of 8gb then an identical one later on will it run in dual channel mode or will I have to buy a kit of 2x8gb ram More about : dual channel separate sticks abekl a b } Memory July 20, 2012 6:24:49 PM You can buy the second stick later and then run in dual channel mode. Just make sure to match the first stick exactly. m 0 l TenPc July 21, 2012 12:43:43 AM Dual Channel means you need 2 sticks otherwise you will cause problems for the bios, and the OS. Don't short-change your system, always check the motherboard specs for compatibility of ram. Just get 2 x 4gb of ram, it's all you will ever use and need, ever. Usually, 1066mhz is the mid-range for ram but make sure you check your manual or the motherboard sepcs on the manufacturer site. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer abekl a b } Memory July 21, 2012 2:31:11 AM "you need 2 sticks otherwise you will cause problems for the bios, and the OS" This is not true. Do not spread falsehoods around. Running in single mode won't hurt a thing except your performance numbers. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedTwo different size ram sticks mixing in dual channel solution Solved3 sticks running in dual channel? solution SolvedLooking for a definitive 3 sticks of RAM in a dual channel board answer... solution SolvedPros/cons of using 3 sticks of RAM on a dual channel motherboard solution SolvedRAM Question (Dual Channel, without 3 RAM sticks?) solution SolvedAdding more ram sticks in the second dual channel solution Solved3 Sticks in a Dual Channel LGA 1155 solution SolvedHelp with RAM sticks in dual channel solution Solvedwill my motherboard that is dual channel support 16 gb of ram in 4 sticks? solution 3 Sticks of RAM, dual vs. single channel solution Solved2 vs 4 sticks of dual channel DDR3? solution 3 sticks in dual channel board help??? solution My 4gb x2 ram sticks won't dual channel. solution Any Problems Running 4 sticks of ram in a dual channel motherboard? solution Adding two additional RAM sticks to already dual channel solution Solved6 sticks of dual channel memory? Forum SolvedDual Channel with 4 RAM sticks Forum Solved4 sticks in dual channel? Forum Replacing one of the dual channel memory sticks solution How close do memory sticks need to be to run in dual channel mode? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !