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Old 12-04-2004, 10:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What exactly is the advantage of the dual channel memory option?
Should I get one 1gb stick or two 512 dual channel?

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Old 12-04-2004, 10:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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2 stick in dual channel is better, as the modules work together, kinda like raid if that helps you understand better.

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Old 12-04-2004, 10:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ok here is simple and precise explanation,

considering two basic things:

1: data storage capacity
2: data transfer rate

before explaining i'll quote example of normal DDR3200 memory stick (regardless of size, it has data transfer rate of 3.2GB/s to be exact)

now if you are on single channel mobo, say you bought 2 X 256MB PC3200 memory modules, now it will increase your data storage capacity to 512MB, but data transfer rate will remain the same @ 3.2GB/s

as if you use the same 2 sticks in dual-channel mobo, it will not only increase the data capacity to 512MB, but as well double the data transfer rate to 6.4GB/s

hope this make u understand the Dual Channel Advantage
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Old 12-04-2004, 11:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yeah, thanks
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