Dual Channel Quesiton.

Do I have to purchase a set of dual channel memory for my dual channel motherboard, or can I purchase 2 sticks of individually packaged memory. Does it have to say on the package that the memory is dual channel? If two individaully packaged memory sticks work, do they perform as good as the dual channel memory?
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  1. If you buy a dual-pack of RAM, all you're getting is two regular modules that came from the same batch. This is a great idea! But if you buy two individual modules at the same time from the same place, chances are very good that you'll also get two modules from the same batch!

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  2. Dual channel works best with identical modules because it puts less strain on the northbridge. However it can work with two non-identical modules.
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