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Page 1 of 3 123 Last Jump to page: Results 1 to 10 of 23 Thread: 2 X 1GB or 4 X 512 ram? | Forums Thread Tools Show Printable Version I know me going 25MB over the 1GB I have isn't all that bad, but I myself would like to have more memory. memory can only run in one mode at a time; single channel or dual channel. silentbob Heat Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. http://divxeo.com/dual-channel/dual-channel-2x256-ddr400-or-single-channel-1gb-mixed-ddr-ram.html

Since the AMD64 processors has the memory controller located on the processor die, that memory subsystem traffic no longer has to go through the chipset for CPU-to-memory transfer. Home Forum New Posts FAQ Calendar Community Groups Albums Member List Forum Rules & Guidelines Forum Actions Mark Forums Read Quick Links Today's Posts View Site Leaders Who's Online Reviews News The two channels, together, handle memory operations more efficiently than one module by utilizing the bandwidth of two modules (or more) combined. It'll work, just at slower speed. 0 Groox 8 Years Ago I think it is very important that you not overlook a third possibility, which I think would be by far

And that suggestion depends on your budget. Even if I add another matched pair of 512MB and fill all 4 DIMMS, my mobo reverts to single channel. If you replace RAM, then insert the new modules, in the same slots the older ones were in before. I'm hoping the extra 512MB will give me the boost I need, but I guess I'm more curious than anything as to what the dual-channel will really effect the most.

Frank Lloyd Wright "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Running three modules on a P4 system will force it to run in single channel mode, and is therefore to be avoided. Consult your motherboard manual for instruction on exactly which I appreciate your advice.. Also, I am running a MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum.

Then after running the game, I check my peak memory usage and I am usually around 25MB's over the 1GB of memory I have installed. As for the "magic gig" of ram, I think thats gone with 4.01, seems like 1.5 or 2g is the way to go now. Rabbids - The Lapins Crétins: Invasion - Off Topic HAWX HAWX HAWX Community Technical Help Avatar Avatar: The Game Lost Lost Prince of Persia Prince of Persia - General Discussion Prince http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/55189-30-1024 But there are factors to consider with that model. 1: is it capable of using 1GB DIMMS 2: Will you need more later?

That bridge is the restriction posed by the dual-pumped AMD FSB. And it doesn't use a gig. Will the boost in RAM, along with dual-channel, speed up Photoshop quite a bit? No components that Ubuntu can't get along with.

personally I'd say most apps have 64-bit support now. http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php/416619-1-5GB-single-channel-or-1GB-dual-channel-Which-is-better I wonder if just using two slots the memory can be run at full speed using two gigs as using four slots you will only be able to run the memory I often work on files in the hundreds of megabytes size, so does dual-channel have any affect on large documents? This is my motherboard; * Dual channel memory architecture * Four 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets * Supports PC2 3200 (400 MHz), PC 4200 (533 MHz) and PC2 5300 (667 MHz) DDR2

As you go along the highway you come up to a bridge that is only 2 lanes wide. http://divxeo.com/dual-channel/dual-channel-help-please.html Good luck and report back on what you decide to go for. As you mention, gfx cards, HDDs, sound cards, optical drives... Reply With Quote 10-10-05,05:02 PM #8 kbtat2 View Profile View Forum Posts Visit Homepage Member Join Date Dec 2004 Location N.E.

it cannot operate in both modes similtaneously. 2. Pappy1911January 20th, 2009, 03:57 PMThank you everyone. missiveus07-18-2005, 07:13 AMThe mobo manual states that it does'nt support 3 ram modules and wont boot with 3 That's a drag. this content These two controllers are able to access "two channels" of memory simultaneously.

lewashby 25 820 posts since Oct 2009 Community Member Wireless Adapter and Bluetooth Not Working! More memory will always provide the biggest performance boost. also 2x 1GB will not run correctly in dual channel im told by gigabyte @ 400Mhz cuts down to 333Mhz !!!

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BTW, I noticed the 'Thank you' red bar is not available. I can get a good deal on another stick of 512. With three sticks, slots 1 remains as channel 0 while slot 2&3 become channel 1. so you have to buy more memory?

I know I do and I run as lean as I can in the process/services. Main System: E6600 P5W DH Deluxe 2 Gigs GSkill PC6400 EVGA 8800 GTS 640MB Reply With Quote 10-10-05,04:39 PM #7 Jerryhey View Profile View Forum Posts Member Join Date Sep 2004 Reversed polarity 3 replies Hi, I accidently reversed polarity on Asus X301. have a peek at these guys I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.

TechSpot Account Sign up for free, it takes 30 seconds. cheers :wave: Jun 16, 2007 #4 fulchat TS Rookie Topic Starter Thankyou much. The upcoming Athlon 64 / A64 FX processors designed for Socket 939 will be free from this major drawback and will also feature Dual Channel memory controllers. Targ07-17-2005, 01:03 PMGood question, I would think that two 1 gig sticks would use less power as you are only using two slots versus 4 but I really dont know.

The speed at which the processor and chipset communicate is now dependent on the chipset's HyperTransport spec, running at speeds of up to 1600 MHz. The best option is to get 4GB in two sticks not four. So you are saying 1.5gb single is better than 1gb dual for these things? LowSkyJanuary 18th, 2009, 05:49 PMAll I have to say is that some people don;t know or want to know how to build a PC.

Current PF usage DOES break the 1gb mark so 1.5-2.0 gb is now recommended. The nForce and nForce2 are, at this time, the only two chipsets to supply dual-channel goodness for the Athlon XP. Reply Reply With Quote 07-17-2005,01:23 PM #4 ytareh View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Senior Member Join Date Dec 2004 Posts 3,051 Oh and something else about ram ...Some Tweet Thread Tools Show Printable Version Subscribe to this Thread… Search Thread Advanced Search 10-07-05,10:32 AM #1 bigspice View Profile View Forum Posts Member Join Date May 2004 1.5GB

I may move my main box to 64-bit in a year-ish.