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Single Channel Vs. Dual Channel Memory

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January 9, 2014 7:53:18 AM

Hi Guys,

as long as I am not much of a Memory guy, Today i would like to ask a question regarding the subject.

Currently my RIG is: (see my signature)

I am having ONE piece of 8 GB HyperX Blu which is running at Single Channel as following:


What I was asking is that if I get another 8 Gb memory, would there be any significant changes to my PC? because i would get a dual channel memory and faster speed. specifically will there by any changes to my gaming experience?

I would appreciate any answers!

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January 9, 2014 7:55:49 AM

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January 9, 2014 8:49:05 PM

phoenixsb5 said:
Hi Guys,

as long as I am not much of a Memory guy, Today i would like to ask a question regarding the subject.

Currently my RIG is: (see my signature)

I am having ONE piece of 8 GB HyperX Blu which is running at Single Channel as following:


What I was asking is that if I get another 8 Gb memory, would there be any significant changes to my PC? because i would get a dual channel memory and faster speed. specifically will there by any changes to my gaming experience?

I would appreciate any answers!


You will see a doubling of memory bandwidth and modest decrease in average latency. The biggest benefit will come from doubling the capacity. This has all sorts of benefits as the OS will use it as a disk cache.

As for benefits to gaming, it really depends on what you're playing. Excepting some AAA titles such as Battlefield 4, games are generally not too demanding on memory. However, this may change as developers tailor themselves to the capabilities of the new consoles.
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