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Performance loss due to non-dual channel memory setup (4 x 1)

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April 10, 2012 6:17:26 AM

What will be the performance decrease if I go with 4x1 ram setup instead of 2x2 ?

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April 10, 2012 6:51:58 AM

The overwhelming consensus is that obviously running in dual channel is faster, but it's open for debate just how much faster. Honestly, I think only when running programs that are really memory intensive on two systems side by side (one in single, the other in dual) would you really see a difference. Benchmarks have been done and users say their applications seem faster but keep in mind that's with them knowing they're running in dual vs. single (blind test anyone?).
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April 10, 2012 7:26:35 AM

usually from tests 1-5%, but it depends on the hardware used. If the system is a Llano or Sandybridge that is using the IGP from graphics output then the system is likely to receive a larger boost otherwise it seems that the boost is negligible and having sufficient memory is more important than being in dual/triple/quad channel mode.
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