Originally Posted by yellowsnowman
There is too dual channel on RAM!! It is the ability to have have dual chanel, for faster access times, that is why 512mbx2 is looked upon better than 1gbx1
No, there really isn't. It is like the memory duo sticks that say APPROVED FOR PSP, even though ALL OF THEM WORK. Dual channel is MOTHERBOARD BASED alone. The silicon wafer structure patterns on the "single channel" and "dual channel" RAMs is EXACTLY the same, Ax45, Ax49, Ax65, Ax69.
They all can output the same amount of info, but needless to say, if you have two sticks (2x512MB) of DDR PC3200 and put them in the proper slots of a DUAL CHANNEL DIMM ENABLED BOARD, you get dual channel. If you put them in the single channel slots (1 and 3 or 2 and 4 on my mobo) then it runs single channel.