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dual Channel memory question

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  • Performance
  • Dual Channel
  • DIMM
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June 20, 2005 4:51:51 PM

I currently have two sticks of 512mb pc3200 memory in dimm 1 and 3 to reach the performance of dual channel ddr on an Abit IS7 motherboard. Can I also add two sticks of 256mb PC3200 in dimm's 2 and 4 to reach 1.5GB of ram and still mantain dual channel performance?

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June 20, 2005 6:16:35 PM

As long as you have matched memory pairs on each channel, you should be able to run dual channel.

The only potential problem: Because you are using 4 memory modules, which require more power, your system may clock the speed of the modules down to maintain stability.

2x512MB is the best setup for WINXP.

Only certain applications and games will benefit from more than 1GB. Games like World of Warcraft, Farcry.. etc.

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