andrewmurray at internode.on.net
Mon Jun 6 06:05:49 CST 2005
ddr memory will work normally with one stick.
Depending on your motherboard, it may be capable of syncing 2
similar memory sticks to perform better - my soltek board only works
on 2 of the 3 ram slots in that fashion.
If you buy a quality brand of memory, it should work ok on unmatched
but same specs pairs of the same brand. I tried to save some money
on some cheap memory - $58.00 for ddr 512mb (3200) but it failed
dismally on both sticks. Took it back to the shop and luckily they
gave me my money back. Went for a more expensive brand and it
PS: I read recently (/. i think) that the cheap ram is leaving the
factories unchecked to keep their prices down, so buyer beware !
>Correct me if I am wrong but when purchasing memory, to get dual channel you need to
>think in pairs. If you can afford 1 stick 500mb, I guess it will still work
>but in a limited fashion, that is until you can get a mating pair.
>In addition there is a danger you will not get an identical mating stick if you
>purchase later on. Does it matter ?
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