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question about dual-channel memory

Gypsy

hello. I have a 8x1 ddr3 1600mhz ram. I'm wondering if I purchase another 8x1 memory with the same speed, I can still take advantage of the dual channel set-up similar to a 8x2 kit? thanks

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Yes it would work that same, Just make sure you got the same model serial.

 

Did the same for my ram.

Might add this later...

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Most likely it will work. RAM can be picky but mismatched sticks of the same size CAN work in dual channel. In practise, you wont really see any difference between single and dual channel mode. The difference is only really noticeable in memory specific benchmarks and from my understanding things like BOINC and F@H.

When in doubt, re-format.

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Most likely it will work. RAM can be picky but mismatched sticks of the same size CAN work in dual channel. In practise, you wont really see any difference between single and dual channel mode. The difference is only really noticeable in memory specific benchmarks and from my understanding things like BOINC and F@H.

Also...a HUGE impact in igpu performance. But very few ppl actually use igpus for gaming so....

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Most likely it will work. RAM can be picky but mismatched sticks of the same size CAN work in dual channel. In practise, you wont really see any difference between single and dual channel mode. The difference is only really noticeable in memory specific benchmarks and from my understanding things like BOINC and F@H.

Nope, it's irrelevant for Folding. And even for Boinc, only a select few projects actually benefit from it.

 

At any rate, it has uses for iGPU (as said by @incarnate), as well as runnning virtual machines / RAM disks. And file compressing / decompressing, if you need that... for some reason.........

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