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Dual Channel with 3 sticks?

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If I have a dual channel set up right now with two sticks with 4 ram slots...and I add 1 ram chip at the same speed and timings will the the system still have dual channel or will 3 ram sticks disable it?
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Putting 3 RAM sticks will disable Dual channel mode. 4, however, will work. thumb.gif
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1 or 3 sticks will run single channel,2 or 4 sticks will run dual channel.

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Originally Posted by Gyro View Post

1 or 3 sticks will run single channel,2 or 4 sticks will run dual channel.
Gyro

but don't forget to use same lane if you want dual-channel with only two sticks. smile.gif
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