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Stonecaper    0

I Recently got a used But great condition Corsair XMS3 4*1 GB DDR3 Memory Module (CMX4GX3M1A1600C9)

My Question is will i lose the dual channel advantage once i fit it? Would it be worth it???

my Config-

Athlon II x4 630

Biostar TA785G3HD

Corsair XMS3 2*2 GB DDR3 Memory Module (CMX4GX3M1A1600C9)

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Muhammad Farrukh    1,079

I am not exactly sure about this, but I don't think that 4x1 module will work.

Your PC supports dual channel memory, not quad.

Or maybe I am wrong?

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TEX4S    116

you will lose dual channel if you are only using 1 DIMM.

Get another 4GB DIMM - (less than $35.00) and voila - youre good to go.

Farrukh - youre talking about 2 different things -

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Muhammad Farrukh    1,079

Yup. I thought so

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DKAngel    181

you can still have dual channel using 4 sticks but they all have to be the same

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+LogicalApex    1,745

you can still have dual channel using 4 sticks but they all have to be the same

No, the chips in each channel have to be the same, not the chips in separate channels. So you could have Channel A with 2 x 1GB sticks and Channel B with 2 x 4GB sticks. This would allow you to still have Dual Channel with mixed capacity sticks.

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DKAngel    181

No, the chips in each channel have to be the same, not the chips in separate channels. So you could have Channel A with 2 x 1GB sticks and Channel B with 2 x 4GB sticks. This would allow you to still have Dual Channel with mixed capacity sticks.

yeah thats what i ment just didnt type it :/

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TEX4S    116

crap I didnt know that - heh learn something new everyday

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Stonecaper    0

No, the chips in each channel have to be the same, not the chips in separate channels. So you could have Channel A with 2 x 1GB sticks and Channel B with 2 x 4GB sticks. This would allow you to still have Dual Channel with mixed capacity sticks.

So if for Now i fit the 4gb stick into the b1 Slot (assuming i have four slots a1,a2,b1 & b2) whats the worst that could Happen??

@all Thnx for the quick replies :)

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