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dual channel memory in over 1 gig

By army35m1
Sep 23, 2003
  1. I just purchased everything i needed for my new system except the memory as the motherboard supports dual channel pc3200/2700/2100 up to 2 gig. Here's the deal though, i can find 1 gig of dual channel memory but it is 512x2, is there no such thing as 2 gig dual channel 1024x2? I want to max out the memory but am unable to find what i need.:eek:

    Chris

    p.s. i only have 2 memory slots that's why i need two 1024's
     
  2. Greeno

    Greeno TS Rookie Posts: 281

    i dont know anyone that makes pc3200 1gb's

    what speed are u looking for? obviously lower down the speeds its easier to get 1gb's tho... such as pc2100 ecc stuff is common for servers and the like
     
  3. army35m1

    army35m1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The thing is i can find regular ddr all day long in 1 gb modules but i can't find dual channel ram in pairs higher than 512.
     
  4. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    You don't need matched pairs to run dual-channel, it doesn't make any difference whatsoever. Matched pair are only useful if you overclock, so that both modules will reach similar speeds.
     
  5. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,210   +424

    In all honesty, after my experiences with Dual Channel ddr boards I would now suggest to anyone who plans to run in this mode to buy the pairs as a kit. Had some bad experiences revolving around the RAM that really lowered the stability of the machine, but only in certain applications (AC2 at the time.)
     
  6. trex6900

    trex6900 TS Rookie

    2x1gb dual channel ram

    hey i have a set i got from new egg its Geil pc3200 (2x1gb) with blue heat spreaders i love em.. good price too
     
  7. spartanslayer

    spartanslayer TS Rookie Posts: 394

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