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#1 luciusad2004

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 07:24 PM

Im really sorry to ask such a stupid question i thought i heard somewere while reading a thread that it was better to have two sticks of 512 MB of ram as opposed to haveing one stick of one gig. Is this true? If so, Why?
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Posted 23 May 2006 - 12:01 AM

Supposedly...two 512MB modules operating independtly will pocess information faster that one 1GB module.

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Posted 23 May 2006 - 12:52 AM

Howdy luciusad2004,

Yes it true, however you need a motherboard which is "dual channel" capable - it should say in your MB handbook. Another of finding out is your memory slots will be coloured - where a slot is the same colour (say slot 1 and 3) those two will work in Dual Channel. In this case two 512MB chips running dual channel will be quicker than one chip of 1024MB.

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Posted 23 May 2006 - 01:29 AM

Simple answer ... have one stick go bad, and you've still one stick that works.
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Posted 23 May 2006 - 05:33 AM

Yes it true, however you need a motherboard which is "dual channel" capable - it should say in your MB handbook. Another of finding out is your memory slots will be coloured - where a slot is the same colour (say slot 1 and 3) those two will work in Dual Channel. In this case two 512MB chips running dual channel will be quicker than one chip of 1024MB.

The coloring of the RAM slots isn't something to go by, motherboard manufacturers don't always color code them correctly. You must look in the manual.
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Posted 23 May 2006 - 02:00 PM

Ok guys. thanks for confirming that for me. :D

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