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Old 02-02-2005, 04:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question RAM Upgrade help

what is the benefit of having dual ram?
and how do you use it?
what exactly does it do

and if i buy two of these http://tinyurl.com/4zqu7 sticks will i get dual RAM function? thanks in advance.
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Old 02-02-2005, 04:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Your motherboard and CPU has to support dual channel so you'd have to see if your laptop would even support it. If it does then yeah those two pair would work in dual channel. The benefits of DC are anywhere from 5%-20% gain in performance, some argue that it's really not that much at all.

You have to find out which slots achieve DC by reading your motherboard manual.

It just means the CPU can access both sticks at the same time instead of waiting for one to get used and then starting on the other.
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thanks i have been waiting for that answer.
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