01-05-2019, 08:48 AM
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Nebraska, USA
OS: Win10 64-bit Professional
Again, in theory, no. But in real world practice, you might.
And as I noted above, "to be sure" you should install in matched "pairs". This implies you buy each pair at the same time to ensure the two sticks are identical. Identical means the same brand, same model number and preferably they came off the same production run.
Note too most RAM makers will package dual-channel "kits" - or sticks in pairs. These are typically RAM sticks that came off the production line one after the other and therefore have the best chance of being identical. But, because they are packaged, shipped, inventoried and sold as one unit, buying two sticks in 1 "kit" is typically cheaper than buying 1 stick at a time.
So my advice is to save your money until you build up the budget to buy all at once.
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