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Dual Memory?


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#1 J_pyro_C

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 04:52 PM

i am new to dual memory and would like to know what is it and where do i get some to add to my computer?can i put 4 regular sticks of ram in it or do i have to put 2 dual sticks in it cause it has 4 slots.on the compaq site it says it can have up to 4gb of ram so i need help.

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 06:56 PM

Dual Channel RAM is where two identical RAM sticks are placed into corresponding RAM slots, and (if your motherboard has Dual Channel capability) will run faster. Therefore the theory is that 512MB running in dual channel (2 x 256 MB sticks) will run faster than 1 x 512MB stick of RAM.
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