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One of my dual channel RAM sticks broke. Struggling to find any sold u


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Dani723

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After one of my 2GB Kingston dual channel DDR2 6400s broke recently, I've realised that these seem to be exclusively sold as a pair.

How do you think I could get another one of these? As I don't want to have to buy another 2x2GB set. I've tried ebay, but no luck so far.

If I can't find one, do I stand to loose much performance if I run one dual channel and one single channel stick together instead of two duals? Or if I can't get a second identical stick, should I get two new ones for the best performance? I game quite a lot.

Thanks then.

Edited by Dani723, 14 February 2010 - 04:33 PM.

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Is this what you have?
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820134636
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No, I've got the HyperX version
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It would be better to have a matching pair so if you can't find a single one then you should just replace it with a matching pair so everything is compatible.
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Ah I thought so, I'll get some second hand DD2 from ebay, thanks.
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Be careful as you should look for a store on ebay to buy them from and make sure you can return them if they don't work.
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Newegg currently sells 2 kinds Kingston HyperX 2GB sticks of PC2 6400, HERE Notice the CL difference and model numbers.

(Just in case you want to buy new) Here is all of their PC2 6400 Kingston HyperX... HERE AGAIN

Look at model numbers as well... if one has the same model number as your current stick then you should be good to go.

Edited by Ferrari, 14 February 2010 - 07:22 PM.

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I live in the UK though. I have tried several searches, including for the model number without the /4G at the end of it, incase I could find a single stick of dual channel, but it seems unlikely. At least if I get new RAM I'll have a backup, and one to test in case of computer problems that might be RAM related.
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I live in the UK though

Whoops, sorry. I'm not familiar with any UK stores.
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Aldi is the one UK store I know of that you may try.
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