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AMD1600+ -> dual channel -> any sense?

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December 1, 2002 9:17:01 PM

Short question: If I have a AMD1600+ on a A7N8X, can I make use of dual channel memory? Or do I need a processor that works on higher FSB? Did I get this right at all?
Or stated differently: Should I get one stick or two? CAS2.5, right?
Thank you.
December 1, 2002 10:46:06 PM

You can use the dual channel memory as long as you get two sticks of it. I recomend the Corsair XMS 3200 CAS2.0. Best bet would be getting two sticks of the 256mb.

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December 1, 2002 11:40:42 PM

You get the best performance using two stick of PC2700 ram, but only by the slimmest of margins.

The limited system bus speed of the cpu cannot really take full advantage of the bandwidth.

Just get good quality sambsung PC2700.
The cas rating is 2.5, but it can easily run at 2.

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December 2, 2002 1:51:53 AM

Thank you, but I decided to get the 2100, since I didn't have any more money left. But I guess for the xp1600 the 2100 DDR is good enough and I will upgrade it, when I go to the 333FSB proc with dual channel memory.
Thanks again.
December 2, 2002 1:54:46 AM

So would I, if I had the money. Oh how I would like two sticks of that corsair memory. But I'll have to wait. I submitted my order and all I got was a Crucial 2100 256MB.
Thanks though for your input.
December 2, 2002 2:16:40 AM

You did the better choice for now. An XP1600+ may not gain much from the nForce 2's optimized memory interface, however any XP2400 and above will definitly, as shown by the high performance boost the small 33MHZ rise the XP2700+ has over the XP2600+.

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