Posted 22 February 2010 - 09:45 PM
well hate to argue but thats standard DDR, which stands for dual data rate, however it doesnt mean you have to use pairs. DDR2 is where you really have the two channel, with DDR3 being triple channel. Now, DDR does run better in pairs and on some boards, it is required, however with DDR, with most decent boards of the day its not. In fact I have a old Gigabyte board out in the garage with only 3 slots-with a maximum of 3 gigs of ram. when DDR came out the ability to mix and match was much easier-pc133 was next to impossible to match in most boards (some allowed it but not many) but like baltboy said, for optimal performance you should run them in pairs and they should all run at the same speed and voltage with the same timings.
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