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Old 01-01-2005, 12:07 AM   #11 (permalink)
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my 256 stick would work in a DC mode like that SOOOO i get a 256+512 and it would opperate that way

how would i get it to work like that or does it config somehow??
You said you had 1 256 stick and were planning on getting 2x512 so how would your 256mb stick work like he described? Also you have to make sure you have the exact brand name, size and RAM timings in the sticks for them to work.

You're best with just getting 2x512 and checking your motherboard to determine which slots gets you DC, but generally it's 1&3 for most boards I believe.

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no the gimpy cow is wrong man. dont listen to that cat. you gotta stick the two chips in the corresponing dimms. having two chips streamed in dual channel and one in single is pointless.
He's not wrong. In some cases you can run 2x256 in slots 1 and 2 and a third 512mb stick in slot 3 and DC is achieved. Not that it happens ALL the time, but it is possible.

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having two chips streamed in dual channel and one in single is pointless.
If he had 3 chips in it wouldn't be '2 streaming in DC' and 'one in single' they'd all be in single channel mode
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Does running dual channel RAM really make that much of a difference? Can somone explain to me what it does? Just how much advantage does dual channel ram have over lets say 1GB of RAM in single channel? Because that's what I have.
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i know that. i was saying that it would be pointless.
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i know that. i was saying that it would be pointless.
Not if it works for him.

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Does running dual channel RAM really make that much of a difference? Can somone explain to me what it does? Just how much advantage does dual channel ram have over lets say 1GB of RAM in single channel? Because that's what I have.
Anywhere from 5%-20% so generally it's pretty much agreed it's not a HUGE boost in performance but still every bit counts
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i was looking at this and ill just pull the 256
my CAS is 2.5-3-3-8 i would guess that this 2.5 cas would be ideal the 2.5v is correct that is what the slot requires im pretty sure i read that amongst all my delving into the guts of this thing and thanks for the quick replies





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Old 01-01-2005, 09:22 AM   #16 (permalink)
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That is probably the safest bet Philo. I must make the same decision but I have two sticks of 256MB DDR so it is a bit more wasteful if I do it.
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shouldnt have any bad effect
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What shouldn't have a bad effect?
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