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so i was going to purchase some new ram for a p8p67 pro or deluxe but because they support duel channel im slightly confused

i know 4g run fine on duel channel but when you try to add another 2g card something dif happens like a 1g channel or something

if i were to just throw 4 2g sticks on my board i wont have any problems correct?
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As long as you use two or 4 sticks in the P67, you will use full Dual channel.
    
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I love watching channels duel.
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post #4 of 9
If you run 3 DIMMs (with at least one matching pair in size), it could also run in Flex Mode. The system would use dual channel up to the memory limit and then single channel.
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Yes you wont have any problems with 4 sticks.

Dual channel works in pairs. 2 sticks basically working as one. When you added 1 more, to make it 3, dual channel could not function properly therefore it was lost. Same as triple channel but with 3 DIMM sticks.

As long as you have the same 2 RAM sticks in the same colored slots then you will have dual channel. Some MoBos are picky so the best guarantee for dual channel is the exact same sticks of RAM; voltage, stock timing, capacity.
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post #6 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by turrican9 View Post
As long as you use two or 4 sticks in the P67, you will use full Dual channel.
You need a matched set, though, just sticking 2 sticks of the same capacity might not always net you dual channel.
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post #7 of 9
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ic why do they do it like that?
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by eosgreen View Post
ic why do they do it like that?
They can't help it, running dual channel requires tighter standards and match ups of the memory.
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post #9 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Plex View Post
I love watching channels duel.
I know, and its getting more popular too!
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