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Hope you guys can help me clear this up.

So I got 2x1GB DDR2 667 sticks currently and I'm thinking of increasing my ram to 4GB.

Can I buy just 1x2GB stick and still retain dual channel on my existing ram?

This is how my ram is currently installed. My P5N-E SLI has two yellow slots and two black slots. I currently have both of my black slots filled. So if I keep the two black slots paired and add one 2GB stick into a yellow slot would I still have dual channel?

By the way apparently my motherboard can't handle more than 4GB@800mhz it instead needs to be downclocked to 667.
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Negative. If you want to run all of your memory in dual-channel, you need the amount of DIMMs to be divisible by two.
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Or you could buy a 2 x 2gb kit.
    
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Or you could buy a 2 x 2gb kit.
If he wants to keep the 2GB he has now, the obvious solution would be to get a second 2x1GB kit.
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Sorry my bad what I was trying to say was would the two 1GB sticks currently filled in the Yellow slots just run in dual channel. Not the new ram.
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Sorry my bad what I was trying to say was would the two 1GB sticks currently filled in the Yellow slots just run in dual channel. Not the new ram.
I'd have to check your mobo, but IIRC, most of them will revert to a single-channel mode if it detects 3 DIMMs. Why don't you just get 2x1GB and run 4GB in dual-channel?
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I could but I feel like just getting one stick at the moment so I can still expand later on & take out the two 1gb sticks. Also my MB has issues with all four slots filled. Doesn't like it
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