Single channel mode or dual channel mode DDR3

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Hello! I need to extend RAM on my computer and I was thinking to buy 1 RAM DIMM 4096Mb DDR3 AMD 1333MHz additionally to 2 that I already have (DIMM 2048Mb Samsung 1333MHz), but I have doubts that in this case it will work in single channel mode which is worse than dual channel mode. So may be I should buy 2 pieces of DIMM 2048Mb DDR3 Patriot 1600MHz which will be more expensive?

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Single channel mode or dual channel mode DDR3

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If you want to upgrade the physical memory of your computer, make sure the memory card you’ll be using or you will be adding is the same speed as the old ones currently installed on your CPU. You have no control over the single channel mode or the dual channel mode of the memory card because it is managed by the CPU.

Just make sure all the memory cards you will be inserting on the memory slots have the same speed. This ensures that your computer or the physical memory of your computer will operate at optimal speed. Though it is possible to install a memory card with a different speed or with a lower speed, this will affect the overall speed to which your memory is running.

For example, if your computer is running on a memory with 1600 MHz speed and you installed a memory card with 1333 MHz speed, it will take the speed of the slower or the slowest memory card. So in this case, instead of your memory running at 1600 MHz, it will now operate at 1333 MHz.

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