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hey guys

i am in the market right now and i am on a look out for a 2x4gb dual channel kit for my sandy bridge system

the problem is i cannot find a single dual channel 8gb kit

 

so is it okay if i buy a two 1x4gb vengeance sticks

will they run in dual channel mode

 

i did research for the same online but could not find much information on it

 

it seems that two individual sticks cost lot less then a dual channel kit of the same so it makes me wonder if this setup will really work or not

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yes, all you need is two sticks to run a dual channel configuration :thumbsup:

honestly I'd get cheaper sticks though, the vengeance ones are almost always overpriced. What are the cheapest sticks available?? (about 1066mhz speed)

 

1333mhz is fine for a sandybridge system

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yes, all you need is two sticks to run a dual channel configuration :thumbsup:

honestly I'd get cheaper sticks though, the vengeance ones are almost always overpriced. What are the cheapest sticks available?? (about 1066mhz speed)

 

1333mhz is fine for a sandybridge system

 

 

there is a pair of gskill ripjaws cl9 8gb kits

but they cost a little more and the source is unreliable

 

1333 - $113

1600 - $117

 

1600 cl8 - $127

 

vengeance two sicks of 4gb will cost me - $106

 

the prices are in rupees just converted them into $ according to present rates

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You didn't have to convert currencies but much appreciated all the same.

I'd get the 1600 mhz I guess for ~221 more rupees, is that an 8GB kit?? (2x4GB)

 

I'm a little confused though, are you saying EACH stick of CorVens are 4683Rupees or just a kit of 8GB?

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You didn't have to convert currencies but much appreciated all the same.

I'd get the 1600 mhz I guess for ~221 more rupees, is that an 8GB kit?? (2x4GB)

 

I'm a little confused though, are you saying EACH stick of CorVens are 4683Rupees or just a kit of 8GB?

 

haaha

 

in terms of rupees

 

two 4gb vengeance sticks cost me rs4800

a dual channel gskill kit 2x4gb costs 5400

 

a 8gb vengeance kit costs me rs7900 or $171

 

both at 1600(i am thinking of going for sticks with 1600mhz as i think better the speed better my performance)

 

but guys tell me if it is so simple then why do dual channel kits are quite expensive

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So correct me if I'm wrong..

 

the kit that costs rs4800 is a 2x2GB kit of Vengeance sticks and the ones for rs5400 by Gskill are a 2x4GB kit?

 

unless I misinterpreted again and you can get 2x4GB of Vengeance for rs4800, than that's the clear winner

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So correct me if I'm wrong..

 

the kit that costs rs4800 is a 2x2GB kit of Vengeance sticks and the ones for rs5400 by Gskill are a 2x4GB kit?

 

unless I misinterpreted again and you can get 2x4GB of Vengeance for rs4800, than that's the clear winner

 

hey IVIYTH0S

sorry for the late reply mate

i was busy throughout the day

 

yes two vengeance would cost less but still as i had said i am keen to go for a dual channel kit than single sticks

 

anyway new update on my side

i was in the market yesterday and i managed to get my hands on a pair of gskill 8gb kit so the problem is solved on my side

 

thanks for the help mate

 

though i must admit the vengeance were really tempting at that price

 

To the OP - Where are you buying your components from? Looking at a system upgrade myself not too far into the future.

 

i am buying the stuff from lamington road mumbai or online from smc international

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Any combination of RAM that has an even amount in each channel will run dual channel. If you have 4 slots you can put any amount you want in each channel as long as you use similarly sized sticks (so 4 GB and 2 GB per channel would give you 12 GB total in dual channel, 2 GB and 2 GB per channel, 4 GB and 1 GB per channel, etc).

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Any combination of RAM that has an even amount in each channel will run dual channel. If you have 4 slots you can put any amount you want in each channel as long as you use similarly sized sticks (so 4 GB and 2 GB per channel would give you 12 GB total in dual channel, 2 GB and 2 GB per channel, 4 GB and 1 GB per channel, etc).

:withstupid: I've run mismatched sticks without fail but the same corsair sticks separate would be the same thing as a dual channel kit when combined

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