single channel 1gb as good as dual channel 2*512 mb?

By boncuk
Jun 28, 2007
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  1. Well, as it says in the title:
    Is single channel 1gb as good as dual channel 2*512 mb.

    I have tried to add memory to my mobo, but something went wrong and now my mobo only sees the first memory module. Really, I've tried everything and now I give up to return to normal life until I buy a new system.

    So at first I had 2 * 512 mb memory at 800 mhz, dual channel.
    Now I have 1* 1g memory at again 800 mhz, but single channel.

    So is that ok, or is running at single channel much inferior to dual channel, even if I have the same amount of memory?
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,067   +13

  3. boncuk

    boncuk Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 27

    Darn it. Why did it have to happen to me.
  4. thebaronjocelin

    thebaronjocelin TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 196

    Try reseating it, or changing it to another socket. If not, you've got a fried DIMM.
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,067   +13

  6. boncuk

    boncuk Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 27

    update: I still had 3 weeks warranty for my system (man am I lucky or what) so I brought my pc to the store and they told me that my memory controller was to the smithereens. So I'm getting a new mobo for free. :bounce:

    Thnx for all your help!
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