Will it still be dual channel? 7 replies

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morgster

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#1 11 years ago

Hey guys i have crucial ballistix 2*512mb pc5300. I want to upgrade it soon and was thinking of instead of just adding another 2*512 to buy 2*1gb so i will have 3gb total memory, but the thing is will it still be dual channel with 3gb? If it wont be dual channel would it make much a difference and should i still get it? Cheers.




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#2 11 years ago

It should be dual channel as long as they're installed correctly in matching pairs.




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#3 11 years ago

As far as I recall dual channel is not supported on 3GB and you have to go 1GB 2GB or 4GB, etc, though I could be wrong.




morgster

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#4 11 years ago

Its on vista. Does dual channel make much difference? Cheers for replys.




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#5 11 years ago

Well when I first learned about dual channel building my first rig years ago it would only give you 6% more FPS at best case scenario. That's DDR though and obviously times and RAM have changed. With Vista having barely enough RAM at dual channel may not be as good as plenty of RAM at single channel.




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#6 11 years ago
>Omen<;4050175As far as I recall dual channel is not supported on 3GB and you have to go 1GB 2GB or 4GB, etc, though I could be wrong.

You can use 3 Gigs, you just can't use 3 - 1 gig modules. You would have to use 2 - 1 gig and 2 - 512 meg modules.

Dual channel will always increase capabilities as it allows more data to flow between the processor and the RAM.




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#7 11 years ago

EpicLoad;4050773You can use 3 Gigs, you just can't use 3 - 1 gig modules. You would have to use 2 - 1 gig and 2 - 512 meg modules.

Dual channel will always increase capabilities as it allows more data to flow between the processor and the RAM.

You are right




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#8 11 years ago

Look at your motherboard's manual, some companies write which configurations work.