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Can I buy two seperate sticks of RAM and run as dual channel?

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Titel says it all, almost dont building my system but im gunna buy some temporary DDR3 for $40... Can i buy 2 seperate but identical sticks and run dual channel?
post #2 of 8
Yes. There is nothing special about dual/triple channel.
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"Dual Channel" kits are just a package with 2 ordinary DDR3 sticks in them.
Therefore you will achieve the same thing by purchasing 2 ordinary DDR3 sticks.
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Also, this product says Intel 1156 only, im assuming it wont run on my system then D: http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=5208
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Probably so AM3 users don't purchase and complain why they cannot run at DDR2000 speed..
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Should work considering they are Ripjaws. RAM isn't designed for a specific chipset, or just Intel and not AMD.
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Ahh ok, well they are different ripjaws (the heatspreaders are different). Would you guys suggest these or these:

http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=5208
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=5182
post #8 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by beers View Post
Probably so AM3 users don't purchase and complain why they cannot run at DDR2000 speed..
This is among the reasons, though Phenom II x6 solved this. Some other reasons I had in mind:
1. Intel's 1.65V limit
2. Marketing scam
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