View Full Version : dual channel ram

08 August 2004, 11:08 AM
I bought a computer about 6 months ago from a local mom n pop shop.

The mobo is dual channel capable, but right now I have 1x512mb ddr400 stick.

If I wanted to enable dual channel, could I just go buy the same model/make of Ram from the store, or would have I have to buy a "dual channel kit" of ram that comes with 2 identical sticks?

08 August 2004, 05:47 PM
no, u can buy just another identical stick. Dual Channel capability is not dependent on the RAM itself but rather the motherboard. Those dual channel kits that are overpriced are just marketting gimmicks. However, if u want, u can find some pretty good deals on dual channel kits just if u want faster RAM and more of it. Just look around.

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