Dual Channel 2x256 DDR400 or Single Channel 1gb Mixed DDR RAM

By vilex
Dec 8, 2004
  1. I'm trying to decide what would give better performance, Dual Channeled 2x256 DDR400...or Single Channeled 2x256 DDR400 and 512 DDR2100 totalling 1gb RAM. I don't seem to notice much of a difference so far, but I haven't tried much. I figured I'd ask the pros at techspot for advice. :grinthumb
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    & we are supposed to get your system specs how ? You could be using that Ram on a 600mhz Celeron for all we know. :p
  3. vilex

    vilex TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    My apologies, wrote the message when I was falling asleep last night. I have a :

    pentium 4 3.01ghz
    120gb 7200 HD
    Windows XP Home
    865PE Gigabyte Motherboard
    Geforce FX 5600
    Soundblaster Audigy 2
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Well for one going from a dual channel memory configuration to single channel will already have an impact on performance. From there, installing a PC2100 module will make all your ram modules clock down to 133mhz (266 ddr) so it will be even worse. Stay with the PC3200 for now & later on add two more PC3200 modules. It'll be worth your while.
  5. vilex

    vilex TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Alright thanks much :)
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