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Dual channel, must be bought in one box?

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Gordon Airport

I'm putting together a system for my father, and since he wants to do video editing I'm trying to give him as much performance as I can. So I'll go dual channel if possible - overclocking isn't an issue.
I see that I can buy two individual sticks of 256MB Mushkin Simple for the same price as one stick of 512. This should work for DC, right? It doesn't actually have to come as a 'matched' set?


Aug 6, 2002
Nope it doesn't.

If your board can do dual channel, and the memory sizes are the same, it can run them in dual channel.

Although buying an "optimized" dual channel set of 2x256 may run a bit faster...


Nov 2, 2003
South of Boston
'optimized' is marketing bs

if you have two sticks that will do the XXXmhz, and put them together you get a little less than XXXmhz because dc is a little more strenuous