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Why does RAM need to be installed in pairs?

Why does RAM need to be installed in pairs?

Why does RAM need to be installed in pairs? What's the reason behind this?

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"Memory doesn't have to be installed in pairs, but it is recommended in pretty much any modern motherboard as this is what enables Dual Channel mode which can (under some circumstances) dramatically increase performance.

Also, some high end motherboards support Triple channel and Quad channel memory which means that for optimum results, you will install the memory three or four modules at a time."