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dual channel w/ different sizes

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Go to solution Solved by Lord Letto,

yes you can use a 8GB & 16GB stick in dual channel (assuming speed & timing is the same/work together), it's called flex mode:

https://www.intel.ca/content/www/ca/en/support/articles/000005657/boards-and-kits.html

The 8GB stick & the lower 8GB of the 16GB stick work in dual channel while the remaining (upper) 8GB of the 16GB stick would be single channel.

 

if i have a 1x16gb stick with 1x8gb stick, will it work in dual channel? i want to do this in a laptop which comes with 1x16gb but i want dual channel (1x16 is expensive)

 

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is there a way to set a limit to how much the system can see? then i could limit the 16gb stick to 8gb and then use another 8gb stick. sort of what you can do with cpu cores by disabling them. 

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yes you can use a 8GB & 16GB stick in dual channel (assuming speed & timing is the same/work together), it's called flex mode:

https://www.intel.ca/content/www/ca/en/support/articles/000005657/boards-and-kits.html

The 8GB stick & the lower 8GB of the 16GB stick work in dual channel while the remaining (upper) 8GB of the 16GB stick would be single channel.

 

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7 hours ago, Lord Letto said:

yes you can use a 8GB & 16GB stick in dual channel (assuming speed & timing is the same/work together), it's called flex mode:

https://www.intel.ca/content/www/ca/en/support/articles/000005657/boards-and-kits.html

The 8GB stick & the lower 8GB of the 16GB stick work in dual channel while the remaining (upper) 8GB of the 16GB stick would be single channel.

 

does that work in laptops?

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19 hours ago, Lord Letto said:

it should.

how would i enable that? and how will i know if i am running in flex mode?

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