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08-20-2003, 10:38 AM
What is Dual Channel Compatible?Got another stick of PC 2700 DDR 512 and is say NOT Dual Channel Compatible???Thank You
A dual channel motherboard has two paths from the DIMM slots to the chipset. That can double the theoretical memory throughput, provided you add memory in pairs and put one of the DIMMs on each separate channel. So in order to use dual channel you need a motherboard that supports it and you need to use 2 (or 4) DIMMs.
Although you need to pay attention when selecting your dual channel configuration and you need to make sure both members of the pairs that you add are identical in size, type, and preferably manufacturer as well, I can't imagine why any stick would specifically not allow this type of operation. The chipset takes care of all the work, it does not require any particular support from the DIMM itself.
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