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Which of these statements is unique to dual-channel memory technology?

A) Detects and corrects errors on the fly

B) Installs in pairs for maximum throughput

C) Every memory module slot must be filled

D) Packaged as double-sided memory

E) My memory can’t remember what network is on which channel

The answer: B) Installs in pairs for maximum throughput

Dual-channel memory doubles the number of communication channels between the memory modules and the memory controller. The correction of memory errors on the fly is a characteristic of Error Correcting Code (ECC) memory, the filling of every memory slot is a characteristic of RAMBUS memory technology, and double-sided memory is a memory architecture, not an exclusive characteristic of dual-channel memory.

Want to know more? Watch “An Overview of Memory.”

There are many different memory types and memory technologies, and in this video you’ll learn about memory parity, ECC memory, memory sides, and memory channels.