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    ram question (dual channel)
    Hello,

    I read in one of the other threads that in order to run dual channel both sticks of ram must be the same size like two 512, or two 1 gb. I was just wondering if they have to be the same brand?? If they don't I am planning on just getting a macbook pro with 1 gb of ram and then putting another one gig stick in it.

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    Scatman

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    In my experince with Custom Build PC's. For Dual Channel to work, you need to have 2 of the same Size chips.
    Brands dont matter all the much, unless your into overclocking and that whole mess, then matched chips are better... blah blah blah...

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    brands do matter, somtimes... when i had a powermac g5, i had two different brands of ram, but the same size, and my computer wouldn't recognize them

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    Thats odd. I know they will have problems if they speeds is different. PC3200 and PC2700 (for example)

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    I run a 1 gig chip and a 512 meg chip, and it runs faster than a buddies twin 512 setup. still, i'm planning to upgrade to 2 gigs eventually
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