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Windows 7: DDR2: dual or single channel?

06 Mar 2013   #1
Chalky Emultion

 
DDR2: dual or single channel?

I'm upgrading the RAM on my P5Q Pro motherboard... Right now I have 3 GB total, 1 GB on slot 2 and 2GB on slot 4 running in dual channel mode.

Today I ordered a new 2GB stick. So I'll have 3 sticks of RAM on my motherboard, for a total of 5GB.

Considering that I will run 2+2GB in dual channel mode, if I add the third 1GB stick to the motherboard, will my RAM run in dual channel mode?

What is better in terms of performance? only 2+2GB or 2+2+1GB?


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06 Mar 2013   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Those two 2GB sticks will run in dual channel if you install them in the correct slots, usually the same color. Adding the 1GB stick will not harm this.
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06 Mar 2013   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Your motherboard manual should have the layout.

http://www.asus.com/Motherboard/P5Q_...rt_Download_30
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06 Mar 2013   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Best check the slots mate as I found my Asus P8Z77 the slots were not the closest to the CPU rather the furthest away which suprised me a bit. So looking at the board that would be the black slots.

Personally I would go (if you can afford it) 8GB and with a matched pair (kit)
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07 Mar 2013   #5
Chalky Emultion

 

Ok, thank you for your answers
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