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2gb + 1gb in dual channel -possible?

Discussion in 'Memory' started by nO}{8, 30 May 2006.

  1. nO}{8

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Jun 2004

    Posts: 1,569

    Location: in the clouds

    Ive got 2x1gb sticks and also have 2x512mb sticks, can I use them both in my 4 available slots in dual channel? Will I have to run 2t or something?

    one is rated at 3/4/4/8 and the other 2.5/4/4/8
  2. killer_uk

    OcUK Staff

    Joined: 12 Mar 2003

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    Location: OcUK HQ

    No, as far as I know you can only have two identical sticks in there to run in dual channel mode, although I could be wrong. :)
  3. luminous


    Joined: 10 Apr 2006

    Posts: 394

    Location: Edinburgh

    Try it!,but i think you`re going to lose some performance..I think the mem will default to slowest which will be 3 timing in 3/4/4/8 and 2t.

    4 sticks indeed means running at 2T and you may have to set the memoryspeed manually to 1:1

    Also overclocking might be limited as you are limited by the slowest stick.

    The disadvantage of 2T is ~5%-10% depending on the application but the advantage is that in situations where 1Gb isn't enough 2Gb will be faster.

    One of the dons posted that elsewhere
    Last edited: 31 May 2006