DDR Memeory Question

oplin

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I searched around a bit for this but didn't find a clear cut answer.

If i jump from 2 sticks of 1gig ram to 3gigs is it still going to run in dual channel mode or will it move down to single channel mode? OS is windows server 2003, 32bit. Mobo and other specs not positive on, thought you always had to have pairs to get dual channel mode.
 

RamonGTP

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Dual channel memory needs an even number of sticks to work. So if you have 3x1GB, it will not operate in dual channel. However, if you have 2x1GB and 2x512MB, you can still maintain dual channel operation.
 

oplin

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Thanks for the reply that's what i had thought, just wasn't sure and didn't want to give in accurate advice to the boss for upgrading one of our servers.
 
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