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It does have duel channel and only having 1 stick hasn't done much for it. When ever I game the GPU uses upto 1gb of the 2gb and windows 7 uses about 900mb. so I'm sure this 6gb will be a big help especially with gaming.

Honestly, you'll notice the extra gigabytes of memory more than running dual channel.

Both will yield significant improvements though :-)
    
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From what I have seen in laptop memory, they are all same specs, regardless of what brand you get. Most laptops will not let you touch any timing settings, so whatever RAM you get, they will run at same speeds. I just bought a laptop that had 1 stick of 4GB. I threw in a 2GB I had laying around and it works perfectly. Dual channel vs single channel is not that big of a deal. Size is what really matters.
   
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From what I have seen in laptop memory, they are all same specs, regardless of what brand you get. Most laptops will not let you touch any timing settings, so whatever RAM you get, they will run at same speeds. I just bought a laptop that had 1 stick of 4GB. I threw in a 2GB I had laying around and it works perfectly. Dual channel vs single channel is not that big of a deal. Size is what really matters.

That's what serial presence detect is.
The memory has it's range of speed and timings stored on it which the BIOS can access, then set the appropriate ones depending on the FSB speed of the computer.
Most laptops don't let you touch this as the values are already set and optimised.
On a desktop, things like XMP or memory overclocking are just over riding the SPD.

FYI, many moons ago, SPD didn't exist so you had to manually set your memory frequency and timings just to be able to use it.
And this was before overclocking.
    
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