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LethalDose323

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#1 13 years ago

I can't seem to find a amd socket 754 mobo that will support dual channel ram. If anyone could point a good one out for me that would be great. :)




Pestilence64

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#2 13 years ago

there are none. socket 754 chips were not made to support dual channel.




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#3 13 years ago

Do you really need dual channel with the amd athlon 64? I heard that it was designed for single channel and is still just as fast. is this true?




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#4 13 years ago

Dual channel will certainly have its advantages during certain uses, but for the most common uses, I think the AMD64 does really well with only single channel.




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#5 13 years ago

Dual channel memory works kinda like the new SLI setup for Nvidia. One memory chips sends while teh other is refreshing.

AMD Athlon 64's have the memory controller built into the CPU. Because of that the socket 754 only has single channel memory.

One of the main points of socket 939 is the second memory controller built into the CPU. Hence the 185 additional pins. DIMM's are 184 bits ong and IIRC the last 1 is for error checking.