Does dual channel work with mismatched DIMMs?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by IronMaiden, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. IronMaiden

    IronMaiden MDL Member

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    For example...if you have an Asus P5LD2 (which I do) you get 4 DIMM slots for DDR2 RAM = two pairs of 2 for dualchannel. If you put in one 512MB and one 1GB module and they're otherwise identical, what happens?
    1. Dualchannel is disabled, off, zip, nada, no go?
    2. Dualchannel is on but only for the first GB (512MB+512MB), the third 512MB is limited to single-channel?
    3. All goes to hell?
     
  2. IronMaiden

    IronMaiden MDL Member

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    ...Nobody?

    Folks, don't make me bump my own thread. I feel guilty when I do that. :p :rolleyes:
     
  3. IronMaiden

    IronMaiden MDL Member

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    I did google but found nothing but vague and inconclusive info...but thanks! My curiosity is satisfied. :eek:
     
  4. kritic

    kritic MDL Novice

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    No disrespect to anyone but I hate when people say that. These forums are for discussion. Who knows when a fresh perspective will arise.
     
  5. IronMaiden

    IronMaiden MDL Member

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    Yeah, you said what I was thinking, but I didn't want to get into a stupid argument or something.
     
  6. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    He was not asking for an opinion he was asking for technical info and that would be better obtained through an official source. As good as forums are too much misinformation is spread through them.