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Dual-channel RAM

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April 7, 2003 7:26:31 AM

I am getting the MSI K7N2-L which I know it offer the Dual Channel, what is that, and is that mean I need 2 RAM of the same.

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April 7, 2003 11:06:44 AM

Dual channel DDR on nForce2 is also known as Twinbank technology which theoritically double the memory bandwidth by using two identical RAM modules. So you do need two sticks of DDR SDRAM, which as identical as possible to avoid stability issues, to fully utilise its power. The latest benchmark between nForce2 and KT400A shows that nForce2 in Dual channel DDR is absolutely more powerful. Two is better than one I say.

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April 8, 2003 4:04:10 AM

you don't need matched pairs, but using matched pairs in the proper configuration will enable Dual Channel and give you a small performance increase.

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