Single stick or dual channel?

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tyleronline

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Hi there was wondering if anybody could tell me whether it would be better to but two sperate 512mb ram sticks and run them in dual channel mode or buy a single 1gb stick?
thanks
 

DonNagual

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Performance wise, it would be better to run 2 sticks of 512mb assuming your motherboard (or CPU depending on your system specs) supports dual channel ram configs.
 

tyleronline

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hey guys thanks for the info! Im going to be running some pretty intensive media apps so I need all the peformance I can get. Will dual channel be usefull for video editing etc? thanks
 

wolfram

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And if you have an Intel Pentium 4 CPU, dual channel RAM is really recommended. If you have an Athlon 64, is not that important, but can be useful for video editing.
 

VacaXXX

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but, if you ever decide to upgrade to 2gig, then you will have to buy all new stuff......

just a thought
 
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