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Dual Channel 1 gig vs Single 1.25 gig?

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April 23, 2006 2:15:20 AM

I have 2 512mb memory chips and 1 256. Will I get better performance with just the 2 512s so it can use dual channel, or is the extra 256mb of memory enough to make up for switching to single channel?

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April 23, 2006 2:43:03 AM

I'd say leave the extra 256 out and make sure you drop in the 2 512's in the proper slots to get dual channel.

You can always pick up 2 more 512's and run 4 512's dual channel, but at at 2T....
April 23, 2006 3:22:20 AM

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I have 2 512mb memory chips and 1 256. Will I get better performance with just the 2 512s so it can use dual channel, or is the extra 256mb of memory enough to make up for switching to single channel?

Thanks


Id actauly be intrested in testuing this...if I only had a spare 256 or 512 :-/
April 23, 2006 4:44:46 AM

Go dual channel because the more pipe lines the more data could be acessed faster. This is a example, you have the cities pipe lines pushing water through
the whole city, but if you only have one pipeline to conduct water through the city there would be a huge bottleneck and therefore the water cannot flow through
the city's pipe system efficiently, but since the city has many pipelines water can flow in different direction fluently without and bottleneck. The same as with data moving upstream in down stream fluently using dual channel. In other words data is access and given faster.
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