Does 1024mbDual channel > 1512mb Single channel ? Tags: Memory Dual Channel Single Channel Last response: December 18, 2006 8:10 PM in Memory Share Buzdugan December 17, 2006 11:18:55 AM Hey I have 2x 512 memory modules on dual channel(ddr400). 512(o) x 512(o) x x - free slot, o - old memory module Got 1x512 module of ddr400. now it's 512(o) 512(o) 512(n) x (n) - new module My question is that if this is better ? I know it's a bit slower but it should be better performance right ? Should I stay 1512mb of ram single channel or go back to 1024mb dual channel. ps. I don`t got the dollars for another 512 module More about : 1024mbdual channel 1512mb single channel rwaritsdario December 17, 2006 12:47:02 PM Dual channel gives you only about 5% increase in memory performance, its invisible for real world performance. Using all your modules will definetely grant you the most performance. Mondoman December 17, 2006 4:20:41 PM It really depends on your processor/chipset. In general, like dario said, it's probably better under Windows to have 1.5GB RAM, but you will need to test both configurations yourself for the programs you are using. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Noya December 18, 2006 8:10:14 PM Definitely go for the three 512mb dimms. Check start up times, loading and page file usage. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Help my5.1 channel does not have clear sounds Forum My 5.1 channel does not have a SPDIF Forum How does 2 hdd being installed on a 1 channel affect how those devices perform Forum What does supports dual channel ddr3 2600 (oc) mean Forum Does single channel make a difference in games? Forum What channel does the tv need to be on for cable to work? Forum What does "IDE Channel " refer to in BIOS POST screen? Forum DOES AMD support Channel Supported Triple Channel ? Forum Why does OriginPC use Quad Channel memory Forum How does dual channel work when you have 4 RAM slots? Forum Does Z77 sopport quad channel memery with 1155 ivy cpu's? Forum Does dual channel memory double system bus speed??? Forum Does it exist? : mATX Z68 MB with Triple Channel RAM support Forum Does the p4m800pro-m478 motherboard need dual channel ram to see the full 2 gig Forum Intel i5 3550p & AS Rock Z77 PRO 3 Forum Prime95 Fails After 7 Hours In Dual Channel + Random Reboots Forum single channel vs. dual channel Forum Does 975X support SLI? Forum boot settings option > HALT ON NO ERRORS ?! Forum My MOBO says it supports FSB 1066. What does this mean. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !