Long story short:
AMD Phenom II X4 965
ASUS M2N32-SLi Deluxe
RAM Slot 1 : ADATA Vitesta Extreme DDR2 800+ 2GB
RAM Slot 2 : ADATA Vitesta Extreme DDR2 800+ 2GB
RAM Slot 3 : ADATA Vitesta Extreme DDR2 800+ 2GB
RAM Slot 4 : ADATA Vitesta Extreme DDR2 800+ 1GB
Timings: 4-4-4-12-22-2T, 2.05V
Don't mock me, I've already spent many resources trying to find the 2GB sticks, so I have to manage with only 3 of them; the 1GB is from my old set, but identical in specs (all Micron D9).
1) Does ganged mode strictly mean Dual Channel ?
Or can the memory work in Dual Channel but not necessarily be ganged ?
If I'm right and these are separate things, can this configuration prove stable over time?
I mean, with only the 3x2GB my PC recognized the memory as Unganged and working at 64bits.
With this config on the other hand, it recognizes Unganged mode but working at 128bits.
2) Can different size of the same technology memory work perfect in Dual Channel? Or do they need to be not only timing and voltage correspondant, but STRICTLY capacity correspondant too ?
Sorry for the long queue of questions but I'm confused.
I've ran multiple stability tests with this 7GB config and all works fine. But does the system suffer from assymetrical memory distribution? Am I loosing some memory MTBF because of this?
Thank you for your patience.