Memory Question

By gentoo
Jan 30, 2006
  1. I was wondering is it better to get a one gig stick of ddr or is it better to get 1 gig 2x512? I don't know what the differnce would be. Someone enlighten me please.
  2. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    that depends on whether your motherboard supports dual channel memory. If it does, then you get a huge performance boost by running 2 matched 512MB sticks verses a single 1GB stick.

    With dual channel, the system uses both memory sticks at the same time, doubling the memory bandwidth, this is clearly a much more efficient setup

    With single channel, the system doesn't use the second stick until the first one is fully utilized, so with a single channel setup, it really doesn't which setup you choose

    hope this answered your question
  3. gentoo

    gentoo TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Yes this helped a lot. My board does support dual channel memory. I will look the price of two 512 sticks. Thanks :approve:
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