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Quick question about upgrading RAM

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Squidgy, Feb 6, 2007.

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  1. Squidgy

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    I currently have a computer with 2 x 512 sticks of PC5400 675mHz DDR2 RAM, dual channeled. I was wondering, if I were to put two more sticks of RAM in the computer on the other channel, would they have to be the same speed as the first one or can they be different? I know that when you dual channel the two sticks you put in have to be the same speed, but what about the other channel? This might be a noobish question, but up till now I've never really thought about it.
     
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    My understanding is, as the word implies "Dual"
    Therefore if you put two more sticks in you dont get "double dual" just the grand total of ram. Not 100% sure though
     
  3. Squidgy

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    Hmm, did some reading and I'd have to say you're wrong. If you put two sets of RAM in, yo can double dual channel, but if one pair is faster than the other, then both sets will default to the lower speed.
     
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