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Is dual channel for Intel worth the extra cash to overclock?

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Last response: in Overclocking
April 5, 2003 6:40:52 PM

Is the memory bandwidth for a Northwood worth the extra cash even when overclocking? Will it give any significant performance boost? Don't know if I should stick with an 845PE or pay extra for a Granite bay or 655 chipset.

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April 6, 2003 7:46:49 AM

simple answer is yes you should - if you want more info, check-out Tom's article on the evolution of RAM (DDR in specific), it gives a nice explanation to why Dual-DDR is better performance-wise

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April 6, 2003 7:56:46 AM

Here's a little piece I took out of the article from one of Toms review:
"Dual DDR266 vs. Single DDR333

In our technology article we compared Granite Bay not only with the 850E chipset but also with the 845PE, which works with DDR333. And in fact, depending on how you use it, there are cases in which our test system with a single-channel DDR333 worked faster than a Granite Bay system with dual-channel DDR266."

That little piece clearly says that in some cases a single-channel DDR333 worked faster than a Granite Bay.

Well say if you were to look at value. Would you still go for a dual channel setup?