Single stick or dual channel?

By tyleronline ยท 7 replies
Oct 14, 2006
  1. 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?
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    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.
  3. wallabing

    wallabing TS Rookie Posts: 69

    Dual channel would be best, definetly go 2 X 512.

    Performance will increase in multitasking.
  4. tyleronline

    tyleronline TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 66

    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
  5. wallabing

    wallabing TS Rookie Posts: 69

    You can rest assured that memory running in dual channal is always faster.
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Yes it will be faster when it comes to running apps like video editors.
  7. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    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.
  8. VacaXXX

    VacaXXX TS Rookie Posts: 17

    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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