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Windows XP Home is 32-bit and it allows only to use approximately 3.25GB of RAM. If i buy 2 modules of 2GB, will dual-channel still work even though Windows sees only 3.25GB of RAM?

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Short answer, yes.

Dual Channel memory is handled by the memory controller, either in the motherboard chipset for older computers or the processor itself, and so it is not a function of Windows but of the hardware that Windows is running on.

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