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By eraser3498 ·
I have a question reguarding dual channel memory. Is it possible to run DDR memory that has matched timings at dual channel, instead of buying a dual channel memory kit? These kits seem like a gimmic to me to make more money. Also will components be damaged if non dual channel memory is used or will the memory just work in single channel configuration? Thanks for the help.

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by dmiles In reply to Dual Channel Memory

Runnning memory with the same timing does not make up the dual channel configuration,dual channel is a over clocked memory cycle,each module is place in a slot that configures dual channel such as 0-----0,and a-----a

Non dual channel memory will not be damaged,the memory will only work in single channel configuration.

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by 1stladytech In reply to Dual Channel Memory

As long as you use good quality memory, DDR memory that is not purchased as part of a dual channel kit will still run as dual channel if properly timed and put in the right slots on the motherboard. We do it all the time. The kits are just to insure that the memory is fully matched as to timing. Nothing will be damaged, worse case is that the motherboard will not run at dual channel speeds.

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