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Old 03-27-2006, 09:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If your memory isn't completly identical could it still run in dual channel but with problems?
My system isn't stable and I think this might be the problem but I figured I would ask before running a million tests.

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it is possible to run dual channel with non-identical sticks but rare. run memtest86+ for an hour or so to rule out memory issues

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definitely easier to buy two of the same sticks

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Old 03-29-2006, 02:11 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Well I found out the answer and its YES. Your computer will run dual channel even if their not matched but mine caused problems. I gather this because I ran dual channel and it worked but recently it started acting weird. Now I have them not in dual channel and everything works perfect.
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Old 03-29-2006, 10:22 AM   #5 (permalink)
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well, so long as they are the same specifacations, like CL and what speeds.... doesnt matter on the manufacurer
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