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Someone earlier was telling me how i could still have my system run in dual channel mode as long as all of the sticks were the same size(512 for example). I was just curious to as if this was true? ive heard that it is from some people, and isnt from others. Anyone know?
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In some cases it will work, but most of the time not. You can get a set of dual channel memory say 2x512 and know they are a matched set and will work together at posted speeds
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well what im thinking is i have 2 sticks of gskill (2x512) and i have an extra 512 stick aswell but if i use that extra stick of mine is it still dual channel or no? cpu-z says it is but im not sure if thats correct.
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Once you add the 512 in along with your 2x512 you will lose the dual channel. Also if you have a Oc going on the 512 may up set any OC that you have now. It;s best to OC with a set of good memory
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