Memory purchase from buy.com?

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#1

how is buy.com? how is memory purchased from it? anyone ??
i have a dell. what is dual channel memory?
why do i need it in pairs?
never buy a dell. lesson learned.


#2

dual channel memory requires pairs of memory modules in order to function as dual channel regardless of whether it is on a dell or on uncle willies self built PC. buy.com does not have as good of a rating with resellerratings.com as does newegg.com I would suggest buying from newegg.


#3

Make sure you get the right kind by using this guide > http://www.crucial.com/


#4

weird its all weird. i went to frys and best buy. they have no clue.
fry guy told me dual means 2 - install the same in pairs. but it cannot be - buy one memory and then buy another separately. it has to come in one packet.
best buy expert- says dual channel does not mean buy two in one pair. it means dual cHANNEL should be written on memory specifications and even i buy 2 in one packet does not make them dual…
dell - says no - buy 2 memory chips and that makes them dual.
wow. does anyone knows what the hell they do really know. HOW DO THESE SO CALLED EXPERTS GIVE ADVICE.


#5

lol that surprisingly the Best Buy “expert” is correct. for 100% compatibility (because they pretest the sticks in dual channel motherboards before packaging them), go with Dual Channel spec’d RAM. 2 of the same brand/model sticks are not GUARANTEED to work though they MAY.

edit: here’s an example: http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/memory/ocz_ddr_pc_3200_value_series_dual_channel

these particular sticks aren’t the fastest in the world by any means, but they are 100% guaranteed to work in dual channel mode. also, OCZ has BY FAR the best customer service/support in the PC industry.