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 SolvedLooking for a definitive 3 sticks of RAM in a dual channel board answer... Forum SolvedRAM Question (Dual Channel, without 3 RAM sticks?) Forum SolvedAdding more ram sticks in the second dual channel Forum Solved3 Sticks in a Dual Channel LGA 1155 Forum SolvedHelp with RAM sticks in dual channel Forum Solvedwill my motherboard that is dual channel support 16 gb of ram in 4 sticks? Forum Solved2 vs 4 sticks of dual channel DDR3? Forum Adding two additional RAM sticks to already dual channel Forum Pros/cons of using 3 sticks of RAM on a dual channel motherboard Forum 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 Forum How close do memory sticks need to be to run in dual channel mode? Forum Can I use 3 sticks in a dual channel mobo? Forum 3 sticks of ram in dual channel mode on AMD 770 chipset Forum Will different sized sticks affect dual channel mode? Forum Will 4GB 1333 & 1600 RAM sticks do dual channel? Forum Dual channel RAM, Do you need two sticks? Forum 4 sticks vs 2 sticks in Dual Channel Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !