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My current setup has 2x4g RAM sticks in a dual channel configuration. I'm getting 2x1g sticks and wondering if I will recieve a performance boost by placing them in my computer on the second channel pairing. The Wikipedia article suggested that this would work, but I'm hesitent.

I know that the motherboard supports dual channel mode when all RAM slots are full, so I'm not worried about that in particular. The RAM will all operate at the same clock speed as well.

Bascially, will the 4g sticks be affected in any negative way by putting 1g sticks in the other memory slots.
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I would put the 4gb sticks in the same channel as each other, and the same with the 1gb sticks just in the other channel.
    
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That's what I was planning, but will that affect the performance of the 4gig sticks in anyway?
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That's what I was planning, but will that affect the performance of the 4gig sticks in anyway?

It shouldn't affect the performance negatively.
    
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