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A64 Dual Channel RAM

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November 4, 2004 10:56:14 PM

I may be completely mixed up about this but do the AMD 64's not support dual channel memory? If they dont how much of a difference in performance does it make? Cause it wouldnt be fun to have 1.5 gigs turned into the equivalent of 768MB of Dual Channel DDR 400

Current Spec: AMD Athlon XP2000+, GeForce4 MX440, 256MB DDR, aOpen Mobo.
Specs By End OF November: AMD Athlon64 3200+, Asus X800XT, 1536MB DDR400, Asus A8N-E-Deluxe

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November 4, 2004 11:48:45 PM

You are completely messed up, 1.5GB of DDR is 1536MB of RAM in single channel mode, but "only" 1.5GB in dual channel mode.

In other words, dual channel gives you the same amount as single channel. It does increase bandwidth, but A64 doesn't make very good use of the extra bandwidth, so it's only a small gain.

You get a small gain in performance and loose nothing using DDR in Dual Channel on the A64. And only Socket 939 boards will support it.

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