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    dual vs. single channel...again

    this is my setup: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2236306

    it's a gateway motherboard so no overclocking. there are 4 DIMM slots. the cpu is an old school one. from what i've gathered, newer intel CPUs can take more advantage of DDR3 memory(because of integrated memory controller) and as a result, single vs. dual channel matters less. but what about on this older architecture? does dual channel matter more here?

    i've noticed better performance with dual channel(2 instead of 4 2gb sticks) but it could just be me. any way to test this?

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    Re: dual vs. single channel...again

    Quote Originally Posted by Mangix View Post
    this is my setup: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2236306

    it's a gateway motherboard so no overclocking. there are 4 DIMM slots. the cpu is an old school one. from what i've gathered, newer intel CPUs can take more advantage of DDR3 memory(because of integrated memory controller) and as a result, single vs. dual channel matters less. but what about on this older architecture? does dual channel matter more here?

    i've noticed better performance with dual channel(2 instead of 4 2gb sticks) but it could just be me. any way to test this?
    That mobo & processor is only meant to be dual-channel, you can populate all 4 slots with memory, but you probably will need to bump the voltage of the mem controller.


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