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Old 06-17-2005, 01:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i have been told that if you have 2x512Mb ram sticks it is better that 1x1Gb ram stick. why is that? surely then you would be best off having 4x256Mb sticks?
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because 512x2 will run dual channel......1x1gb would only be single channel, and 2x256 MIGHT be able to run dual channel in some instances assuming your computer isn't picky, but then you're just using up more slots, more sticks to access and things of that nature.

2x512mb is the most efficient form of 1gb especially with dual channel enabled
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wtf is dual channel lol
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dual channel means the memory is operating over 2 channels rather than 1
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MAX 3.2gb /sec single channel
MAX 6.4gb /sec dual channel (assuming that you have pc-3200 and a 800mhz Bus to go along with it)
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