Dual Channel DDR

By Greeno
Dec 4, 2002
  1. just a quick one, say :-

    someone has a board that'll support Dual Channel DDR, but doesnt have the money or can't find the stuff for now, will normal DDR SDRAM work on it ? albeit slow :]
  2. Greeno

    Greeno TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 281

    also, if anyone does read this, can someone paste the diff between asynchronous and synchronous ram types :]

    cheers fellas
  3. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 664

    Dual Channel refers to the fact that if you have 2 sticks of DDR Memory then each is accessed on a different bus rather than the memory bus being accessed in a combined way as on standard systems with 2 sticks of memory.

    One stick will work in a Dual Channel DDR Board, but you will see no performance increase. Also, if installing Dual Channel DDR on most boards there are 3 DDR Slots, 2 are coloured (and usually separate) and 1 is black, the two sticks of ram must be installed in the coloured slots to work as Dual Channel.

    When buying RAM for a Dual Channel board all you need is two identical sticks of DDR (either 266Mhz or 333Mhz - PC2100/PC2700).
  4. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    Do you have 1 stick of 512 or 2 sticks of 256? If you have two than the Dual Channel will work. Like DB said, you don't need special DDR to work with it.
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