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Old 02-25-2007, 04:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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im trying to buy a 1gb memory stick on ebay. I understand for desktop PCs, I need unregistered, non-Ecc, unbuffered, low density ram. but if I want to run dual channel, would I need to buy memories in a specific dual channel kit packet? or can I just buy 2 of the same identical ram that doesn't state itself as a kit?
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Old 02-25-2007, 04:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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2 of the identical sticks of RAM placed in the proper slots will give you dual channel
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You probably don't need even two of the exact same brand. It just has to be two ram running at the same speed and timings i believe.

Still buying two single sticks of the same kind will work too. I just did it with my G.Skill NR's after 2 months of only one stick.
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As long as both sticks, are the same speed and timings, you'll run them in dual channel.
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