Need help with Dual Chanel Ram

By saquib
Aug 9, 2006
  1. Hi,

    I am trying to upgrade the RAM of my pc, But not sure if it will support a TWINX or (a matched pair) If it dosen't I dont want to waste money on buying a matched pair.

    Will a matched pair make much difference in my PC's Performance?
    And Secondly will my Mother Board Support it?

    If not I will just buy a single chip of 512 (PC3200), rather than buying a matched pair

    Can anyone please help.

    This is the spec. from cpu-z:

    P4 - Prescott
    Core speed: 3000 MHz
    FSB: 200MHz
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz
    Lavel 2, Cache: 1024 KB

    Main Board:
    Model: DIRETTO
    Chipset: intel i865P/PE/G/i848P A2
    Southbridge: 82801EB(ICH5)


    Type: DDR
    Size: 512 MB
    Frequency: 200MHz
    FSB:DRAM 1:1
    CAS Latency: 3.0 Clocks
    PC3200(200 MHz)
    Tras 8 Clocks

    I hope I have supplied enough information.

    Please Help
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    what is the model # of the board? Most recent motherboards support dual channel. Go with a match pair of RAM
  3. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    If that is indeed an 865 chipset then it will support dual channel.
  4. saquib

    saquib TS Rookie Topic Starter

    My computer is more than 2 years old. Its a Sony Vaio VGC-V2M. And I have specified the model no. in my previous post. Any way the chipset is

    Can anyone tell me the benifits of having the dual channel Ram? I mean how does it work?

    And is it worth getting rid of my old 512 DDR Ram and replacing it with 1GB TwinX Ram, at an expence of more than £70.00? (Taking into account it will work on my mother board)

  5. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

  6. saquib

    saquib TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks a lot for you advice.
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