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Old 08-23-2006, 11:14 PM   #1
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Default Dual Channel RAm question

I just built a computer for my Dad. and it has 2 blue DIMM slots and 2 Purple DIMM slots. should there be equal amounts in each slot or can i just put like 1 512 stick in.

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Old 08-23-2006, 11:16 PM   #2
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You can just put one stick of RAM in there, but to use Dual Channel-- you must have two sticks of the same speed and size RAM modules.

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Old 08-23-2006, 11:18 PM   #3
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If you want to run in dual channel mode, then you will need two equal sized sticks. But it will run just fine with just a single stick of 512. Consult the motherboard manual for the proper slot to put it in. Some motherboards like to be populated in reverse ie, from DIMM 4 to DIMM 1.
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