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April 30, 2010 11:39:57 PM

Hey , what is the difference between a single LAN Mobo and a dual LAN mobo? and what are the differences ill see in peroframnce and is it worth it? i don't really know what a LAN has to do with a motherboard... Please help out as im looking at the Asus P6X58D-E and Asus P6X58D-Premium and not sure if Dual LAN is worth the money and that.. Also i'll be using a corei7 with this and Corsair XMS3 (6GB) or maybe the dominator version... another question would be is the dominator worth the extra £30? Can you really notice any difference in speeds?

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a b V Motherboard
May 1, 2010 3:35:56 AM

Well, the two benefits of dual LAN are that you can hook up to two networks simultaneously or (if supported) teaming. Teaming will get higher performance, but I've never tried it.

So, I'd say unless you want to hook up to two networks simultaneously, don't worry about dual LAN

a b V Motherboard
May 1, 2010 3:36:32 AM

What are the two RAM speeds and timings and voltages?
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May 1, 2010 10:27:38 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... is the dominator at 1600Mhz with the timing of 7-8-7-20 (£180.61) and http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY... at 1600Mhz and at a timing of 9-9-9-24 (£133.99)

I lookied about a bit more though and found these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... which have the speed of 1600Mhz and timings of 7-8-7-20 at £130 but would pobably cost more as i'd be shopping from a british store
May 1, 2010 10:32:18 AM

that last RAM would be £155 ( sorry for second post)
a b V Motherboard
a b Ĉ ASUS
May 1, 2010 10:36:06 AM

If I were you, I would go for the Dominator ones. It's a better product.
May 1, 2010 10:36:55 AM

Hmmmm the specs aren't any better though are they? sorry if i seem agrumentative ^^ and Corsair is already a high quality manufacturer so i know the other ones would be reliable too
May 1, 2010 11:20:28 AM

Thank you for your replies :)  i guess ill stick with the Asus P6X58D-E mobo and get the dominator ram then...
a b V Motherboard
May 1, 2010 2:08:21 PM

The only drawback to the Dominators is the tall heatsinks. What CPU cooler are you using?
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