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Old 04-18-2006, 09:58 PM   #1
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Default Single Or Dual Channel DDR?

I have heard alot of discussion in regards to which is better, however i have yet to see any performance increase while running in dual channel vs. single. I know in dual channel it has a wider "data path" persay. however I do not play many games other than AOE, however do run alot of resource intensive software. Was curious if anyone else has noticed this, or what.

Currently Running: ABIT AX8 mobo, AMD 64-bit 3200+ @ 2.5GHz(winchester core), 1GB of Kingston HyperX DDR PC3200(dual channel 2x512MB), Standard 160GB - 7200RPM x 2 IDE HDD's.

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Old 04-18-2006, 10:00 PM   #2
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Go Dual channel ram if your mobo can support it. Basically, the data is flowing from two ram sticks at the same time, allowing your cpu to process more info. Think of it as two heads rather one. What would you choose?
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Twice as much head
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Default Re: Single Or Dual Channel DDR?

Dual channel is faster as long as the board supports it
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Oh yea, and yes it does support dual channel... Currently running in dual channel "mode"
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Thanks alot, answered my question. Quick response as well! very nice! Thanks again!
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Yep, no problem. Thts what CF's all about.
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Default Re: Single Or Dual Channel DDR?

hey guys i have the same question...im building a new computer and the new mobo will have 4 ddr400 slots dual channel supported...now should i just get 2 1gb sticks of dual channel ddr400 because i want to be able to load games that i play like bf2 a lot faster....does it sound good?

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DUAL CHANNEL MY FRIENDS
anything that has the word "dual" on it means double the speed and power. And i have the same kind of memory as you and its dual channel also.
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Old 04-19-2006, 12:29 AM   #11
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Memory is NOT dual channel, that is determined by the slots on the m/board ergo dual channel configuration

Memory is double sided v single sided

@xiggy ..... check your board, google for results, some of the Nforce boards run at 2T with all four ram slots filled, so you're probably better to go with 2x1Gb modules
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Default Re: Single Or Dual Channel DDR?

Probably been said, but your only going to see number differences. Nothing when your multitasking or playing games. So whatever is cheaper
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Scythe and Xiggy:
your sigs are too long. max 5 lines. just a heads up before a mod tells u.
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Yeah, Xiggy, far too big, sorry..rules..

Scythe, you might get away with it..
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