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  1. NICK@NUMBER11

    NICK@NUMBER11 MDL Expert

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    Hi,

    Just wanted to see if it was possible to have 2 x 8gb 1600 memory in 1 chancel and then have 2 x 4gb 1300 in the other, would it work?
     
  2. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

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    may be the 2 x 8gb will lower its clocks to 1300 or even lower, may be
     
  3. QuantumBug

    QuantumBug MDL Developer

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    #3 QuantumBug, Apr 28, 2015
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    Don't mix and match memory.

    [FONT=Verdana, Tahoma, Nimbus Sans L, arial, sans-serif]Even if they're the same latency, voltage, etc. Is possible but not recommended. Even if they clock down you could experience serious headaches.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Tahoma, Nimbus Sans L, arial, sans-serif]Source: Been there, done that. Also I'm an experienced hardware technician.[/FONT]
     
  4. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

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    Hello Sirji :) ,
    I always wanted to ask these question to get an expert answer :

    can we just use a single 8GB RAM chip instead of 2x4GB chips ?
    or a single 16GB RAM chip instead of 2x8GB chips ?
    will either of them make any difference keeping its price and performance under considerations ?
     
  5. QuantumBug

    QuantumBug MDL Developer

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    #5 QuantumBug, May 1, 2015
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    Memory will always work better if you fill the corresponding banks. So it's best to use a matching pair. A single stick of memory won't run in dual channel but if you really want to upgrade later just get a single 8GB module as you'll only lose an unnoticeable amount of performance.


    But seriously, I don't recommend using a non matching set.

    Also, I wouldn't call myself an expert :)
     
  6. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

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    TYSM Sir, but what is this "dual channel" you are talking about ?o_O
     
  7. QuantumBug

    QuantumBug MDL Developer

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    "Dual-channel architecture DDR/DDR2/DDR3 SDRAM describes a motherboard technology that effectively doubles data throughput from RAM to the memory controller. Dual-channel-enabled memory controllers utilize two 64-bit data channels, resulting in a total bandwidth of 128-bits, to move data from RAM to the CPU." - Citation from Google
     
  8. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

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    and I thought it was related to the RAM slots on mobo :)
     
  9. EFA11

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    technically it does, in part anyway. Dual channel uses 2 slots with 2 matching memory sticks to perform its functions
     
  10. QuantumBug

    QuantumBug MDL Developer

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    This is a really great and acceptable response actually.