Dual-Channel or...

By Modena
Aug 28, 2008
  1. Hello everyone. I recently ordered a mushkin "2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM 800 (PC2 6400)". I was wondering which config would be better 3gb running in Dual-channel at 667mhz since thats the current ram i have on the system thats what I'd have to set the new one too, rite?. Or removing the 1gb that runs at 667mhz and just using the new 2gb at 800mhz. I dont really know exactly what Im talking about so feel free to let me know anything if i was incorrect. But from what i read on wikipedia it said a bottleneck effect would happen if the processors FSB was greater than the memorys speed, so that's why I want to know which would be better.

    System specs

    1gb RAM at 667mhz
    320g hd
    XP home
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    If the Ram is rated at 667mhz, then that's all it'll ever do

    I say go for the 3 x 1gb RAM at 667mhz (if you have 3 exactly the same)
  3. Modena

    Modena TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 142

    No, the one i ordered is different so i guess i'll just put in the new one.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Oh yeah (it's strange how I sometimes miss a whole line)

    Yes go for the 2Gig 800Mhz
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