Dual Channel memory question


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NewHat!

The last stick of RAM that I bought was SD so I haven't been updated in a
while. Anyway, I plan on buying both a motherboard and memory with dual
channel support. Do I have to have TWO sticks of 256 ram to get dual
channel, or can I just have one 512 stick? (I'm not sure if the "dual"
refers to something inside the sticks, or multiple sticks)

Also, can ram in dual channel mode be used for overclocking?
 
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Snoop¥ ²°°³

Hi Newhat,

You will require 2x (Memory) to run Dual Channel, if you can afford it, I
would go for the 2x512mb of PC3200 or above,
(If the board you are considering supports it)
Go for branded memory (e.g. - corsair, kingmax etc...) rather than generic,
you might see memory selling as "Pairs", but
I would not pay over the odds for these as buying 2 sticks of the same
manufacturer does just as good (In my Experience).
When or if you get your board, be sure to read the manual on installing Dual
Channel, as most boards have 4 slots, and to run in
dual, require the memory to be in specific slots.


Hope this helps
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BridgetheGap

Thanks for your reply. At Newegg they've got 256mb pc3200's of Geil Value
Series, Kingmax, and Buffalo all for relatively the same price. Do you know
which is best?

Also, is dual channel good for an Athlon 2100+ or is it something that was
designed to take advantage of the 800fsb of the p4?
 
C

Chris

You need two identical sticks in each bank for Dual DDR. You can use one
stick but it will only run it at single channel.
 
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Snoop¥ ²°°³

Hi,

I would go for either the Geil or the Kingmax.
Dual was designed specifically for the 800fsb, but if the motherboard
supports Dual, then I cant see it being a problem.

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~A_Sammy

I always use the cheapest generic memory I can find. It always has worked
for me, but I don't overclock it either.
 
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