Hey guys, great forum....anyways I am looking at building a new computer and I have the option of going for either Dual channel 400mhz RAM or non-dual channel 500mhz RAM. Which would be faster? I've read that the dual channel only shows a tiny improvement in performance, so would the 500mhz memory be a better choice? If it matters, I'm looking at using an Asus 800mhz FSB motherboard with a 800mhz FSB Pentium 4.
Not too sure what you mean by,"non-dual channel 500MHz memory". No memory is dual channel, it is a process of the motherboard. If you were to buy 2 modules at 500MHz will all of the same characteristics then it will run in dual channel if placed in the appropriate slots. The memory may not run at 500MHz but it will run in dual channel and at 400MHz speeds. So unless you are planning on OCing the computer there is no sense in buying 500MHz memory.
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