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Confused about dual channel memory

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September 11, 2012 12:31:11 PM

Hello,

I have an Intel DH61HO motherboard which has only two slots for memory.
I am currently using one of them with a kingston 2gb 1333 mhz and i want to increase my system's memory.

So how does it work? if i add a 4gb to the second slot will it add up to 6gb and work as two individual rams or will it work in dual channel mode ( i guess in this case both rams will act as a 2gb 1333mhz and work as a raid setup)
September 11, 2012 12:39:18 PM

it will work as asymmetrical dual channel. meaning you'll have 4GB of dual ram and then if the os usesmore than that you will have an extra 2gb single channel ram
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September 11, 2012 5:18:35 PM

Intel's explanation:

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