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Old 04-28-2004, 01:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Where exactly do I run memory in 64 bit mode in XP? And is corsair select bad memory? I read on the asus site after I bought my memory that asus boards reccomend kingston or samsung. I looked on and saw that samsun and kingston are about the same price as corsair select, but on corsair is abit cheaper which is why I bought it in the first place. So is it really that much worse?

And I plan on buying 1 more stick of 512. Can I buy a different brand like samsung and run it in dual channel with my corsair select? Or does it have to be another stick of corsair?

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Old 04-28-2004, 02:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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na different places have different prices. Some places where i got my kingson 512 from, wanted 120 dollars.. others wanted 80. So its all different. You also gotta remember, if they get it from the factory direct or just from a disributator... um im running PNY and kingston single channel. But its fine. Although manufactors and people say that its not good to run 2 different brand memory together.. ive been running mine for 2 years or so and no problems. Im not too sure on this... but as long as the samsung or a other brand, is dual channel i think u can. But as i said before. Its not reccomended running 2 different brand memorys.

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Old 04-28-2004, 02:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ok, heres another question. On my asus k8v board for an amd64, I have 3 memory slots. I believe 2 are for dual channel, and 1 is just single I guess? Can I have 1 stick of 512 in the single slot, and 2 sticks of 128 in the 2 other slots to run dual channel? Would that be a waste though?

Or could I run 2 diff sizes in dual channel? Like 1 stick of 512 running with 1 stick of 256?
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Old 04-28-2004, 02:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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No u cannot run sticks of different sizes on dual channel mode ... But then ..u can definately run 2 128's in dual channel n' the 512 in single channel ...

As far as perormance goes ..u might not notice a big difference.
Since the performance from 512 to 768 wouldn't be very noticable.
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