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Old 12-05-2005, 02:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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One question... Is it worht it to change my OCZ Platinum edition 3200 512 ram (kit of 2 256 ram) with verry good latencies (3,2,3,5) with 1 512 DUAL CHANNEL???

What will be the difference in performance? Is it noticeble? I'm running a n intel platform....

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Old 12-05-2005, 05:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I dunno. It wouldnt be THAT big of a difference. If you want a difference, get a gig of ram. You'd see somthing there.

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Old 12-05-2005, 07:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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what? If you put one stick of 512 in, you'd be UNDOING your dual channel. Dual channel requires two identical/nearly identical sticks of ram. If you put one in... dual channel operation is gone.


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Old 12-06-2005, 09:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I see. Ok let's say i'll buy 2 of 256 ram dual channel.....How big of a difference is in applications, and if it's worth it. I'm thinking later on to OC....wich one of theese 2 options would be better for OC?
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Old 12-06-2005, 01:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Dual channel gives each stick of ram 6.4gb/s bandwidth instead of them both fighting over one.
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Old 12-06-2005, 03:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally posted by weringo
Dual channel gives each stick of ram 6.4gb/s bandwidth instead of them both fighting over one.
6.4gb/s on paper, but no one gets that much in real life.
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Old 12-06-2005, 04:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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It's not the RAM, you need to make sure that your motherboard supports dual channel.
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Old 12-07-2005, 09:21 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Guys you still did not answer my question. IS it worth replacing it?? My mobo supports dual channel.... So is it worth it?????
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Old 12-07-2005, 09:42 AM   #9 (permalink)
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No, unless the sticks you want to buy are better. Any set of indentical DDR RAM sticks can run in dual-channel as long as your motherboard supports it. Socket 939 boards do.
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Old 12-07-2005, 10:59 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Does any of you know something better than OCZ platinum series latencies 2-3-2-5....???? Thats what i have on right now....

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