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What is dual channel memory?

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2010-02-02 03:15:31

It is a technology that theoretically doubles data throughput

from the memory to the

memory controller.

The motherboard has memory slots and if not using all four

slots, then they must be placed in a certain configuration for it

to use dual channels.

Your motherboard manual has the configuration of memory and slot


for this to work.

If running dual, it is best to buy memory that is designed as a

pair or a set

to get the most efficiency, it usually says, dual channel


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