Two 512(400) in Dual vs 1GB(400)

So guys, which is better. May seem like an obvious question but dammed if I know.

P 3.2 (Northwood)
Intel 865GBF
Raedon 9800Pro (128)

Thanks
S
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  1. 2x512 or 2x1024mb is the only way to run dual channel memory, one stick only you get single channel, or half the bandwidth of dual-channel.
  2. Yeah but which would make my games run better........two of 512 in dual channel or just a single stick of 1GB. My aim is not to run a dual channel but to be able to play my games better. Or will there not be any difference.

    Thanks for the reply though.
    S
  3. **slaps forehead**
    Running one 1gig stick in single channel mode will give you about a 10 to 15 percent lower performance than two 512mb sticks running in dual channel.

    Buy 2 x 512mb sticks

    or

    Buy 2 x 1024 sticks

    or

    Buy 4 x 512mb sticks (lowest latency solution, BTW and route I chose using Corsair TwinX XL Pro 2-2-2-5 timings)

    ONLY!
  4. Hey man..thanks. I gues two sticks it is.
    Time to save up.
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