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Old 04-11-2004, 06:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok lets say I want 512mb ram right?

Now, which would be better? A lone 512mb ram or two 256mb sticks? My ideal is, two 256mb will be slightly more efficient because it is like... having 2 highways, though skinnier is better than having 1 highway, which is wider...

wad do u tink?
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Yeah how many RAM slots do you have cause I would go for 1gb if you can.
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I have four ram slots, y? so u mean it is logical?
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Go with one stick of RAM. Then, if you want more later you still have slots left.
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Ok lets say I want 512mb ram right?

Now, which would be better? A lone 512mb ram or two 256mb sticks? My ideal is, two 256mb will be slightly more efficient because it is like... having 2 highways, though skinnier is better than having 1 highway, which is wider...

wad do u tink?
You answered your own question......Dual Channel memory is more efficient and faster than one stick of RAM. It makes a big difference, just make sure your mobo supports DC RAM
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DC? Dual Channel? Is Dual Channel another name for DDR or wad? Im confused pls help
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DC? Dual Channel? Is Dual Channel another name for DDR or wad? Im confused pls help
No, Dual Channel means running the 2 of the same types of DDR RAM in the correct specified DIMM slots(listed in your mobo manual) and then they run in tandem. It's more efficient and faster
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yep i guess i have figured that out. thx merlin

but erm... how do i visually tell the difference between an SDD ram and a DDR ram
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