Dual Channel DDR? GA-7N-400_L

By Steve B
May 4, 2004
  1. HI, My m.Board supports dual channel DDR, but the manual is a bit vague...

    I understand that a complimentary card in channel B will double the bandwidth, but will this also double the RAM? or is this only if both are in channel A.

    The way I picture it - and I may be way off - is the 2 slots of channel A, or B are connected in serial, whereas the channels THEMSELVES are parallel.

    I hope that I explained that clearly???!!!???

    Thanks in advance, STEVE.

    " A little knowledge is a dangerous thing "
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  2. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,587   +278

    Using 2 x 512mb sticks of ram in dual channel mode will increase the bandwidth but also still give you 1024mb of system ram.

    I often explain that dual channel ram operation is a similar concept to RAID-0 with hard disks.

    I found this explanation over at PCStats forum

    Hope this explains things :D
  3. Steve B

    Steve B TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 94

    Arris, YOU DA MAN !!!

    I've learnt more perusing this site than anywhere else... Magazines etc.

    Top Site !!!
  4. BloodRaven

    BloodRaven TS Rookie Posts: 89

    ok so i just got 2x512 dual channel ddr sticks. the thing is when i put them in my compter it only sees that there is 512 in there...shouldnt it say that there is 1024? do i have to install some dual channel software or something? please help.
  5. zillah

    zillah TS Rookie Posts: 47

    Thanks for that
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