Each stick runs at an actual speed of 400Mhz. If you took a meter and measured every single clock cycle, you would see 400 Million of them every second. But since there is an instruction riding on both the rising and falling edges of the clock cycle (basically 2 instructions for every 1 clock cycle), the memory does as much work as it would if it was running at 800Mhz with only one instruction per clock.
It sounds confusing, I know. The whole effective
thing is just something made by the memory companies as marketing for their products.
It doesn't matter if there are two sticks. More sticks just mean more memory capacity (512MB, 1GB, 2GB, etc) and it has no effect on the speed of the memory.
Originally posted by SPL Tech
What in god's great land are you talking about?????? lol
He was doing a parody of someone with bad grammar, a bit of an inside joke.
Just a humble request, but could you remove the picture from your post, or post a thumbnail? Its expanding the thread beyond our monitors.