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Jumping moron Mar 04, 2009, 06:04am EST Report Abuse
Hi guys, right nog i have 2X 2gig + 2X 1gig in my motherboard.
making it total of 6gig memory. but i cant run it in dual channel this way.

so my question is, is it better to keep it this way,
or should i take out the 2X 1gig, and run 4gig in dual channel?

thanks


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Dublin_Gunner Mar 04, 2009, 06:22am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Wich is better?
Jumping moron said:
Hi guys, right nog i have 2X 2gig + 2X 1gig in my motherboard.
making it total of 6gig memory. but i cant run it in dual channel this way.

so my question is, is it better to keep it this way,
or should i take out the 2X 1gig, and run 4gig in dual channel?

thanks

Eh, you should be able to run in dual channel no problem. Just ensure you have 3gb in each channel.

i.e. 2gb stick + 1gb stick in channel 1, 2gb +1Gb in channel 2. Check your motherboard manual for correct slots for channels.

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Jumping moron Mar 04, 2009, 07:50am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Wich is better?
Hmm, okay. ill try that. thanks for your reply.
wil i benifit much from dual channel and 6gigs you think?
or wil 4gig be enough. only thing i do is surfing and gaming.
thanks

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Dublin_Gunner Mar 04, 2009, 09:00am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Wich is better?
Jumping moron said:
Hmm, okay. ill try that. thanks for your reply.
wil i benifit much from dual channel and 6gigs you think?
or wil 4gig be enough. only thing i do is surfing and gaming.
thanks



4 gigs should be plenty at the moment for anything except high end video / photo work.

But you should not see any performance decrease with 6gb. The more you have, the more the OS will use, so there still should be a slight improvement in application performance, especially in multi-tasking.

What operating system are you using? I assume its a 64bit Vista or XP?

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FingerMeElmo87 Mar 04, 2009, 04:36pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Wich is better?
DublinGunner said:
What operating system are you using? I assume its a 64bit Vista or XP?

$5 says it 32-bit ;)

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MiLLzZ Mar 04, 2009, 05:42pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Wich is better?
i know it's a tangent from the topic, but i'm running 2x2gb in dual channel right now and my onboard video is sucking some of that up, i have 2x512kb cards lying around, is there a way i can put those in the other 2 slots and designate the onboard video card to JUST run of those 2? (or 1 if i don't need more than 512kb)

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FingerMeElmo87 Mar 04, 2009, 06:03pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Wich is better?
their isnt a way to designate what slots of ram your IGP uses

also dublin, i dont think you can pair dual channel slots and then dual channel those with the other 2 dual channel slots. heres my explanation with numbers 1,2 + 3,4 = 1,2,3,4

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Dublin_Gunner Mar 04, 2009, 07:46pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Wich is better?
Elmo, once each channel contains the same capacity of ram dual channel should work no problem. I.e if banks 1&2 are channel 1, then put 2gb in bank 1 and 1gb in bank 2. Do the same for banks 3&4 (channel 2) and you're good to go.

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Meats_Of_Evil Mar 04, 2009, 09:49pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Wich is better?
Aren't the marked slots in the mobo the only slots that can be used for dual channel? At least that's what I understood in my motherboard manual.

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FingerMeElmo87 Mar 05, 2009, 12:49am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Wich is better?
yeah, i dont think you can dual channel dual channel pairs

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Jumping moron Mar 05, 2009, 03:33am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Wich is better?
Elmo, gonna cost u 5bucks.
i have vista home premium, 64bit :D

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Dublin_Gunner Mar 05, 2009, 06:23am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Wich is better?
FingerMeElmo87 said:
yeah, i dont think you can dual channel dual channel pairs


??? What does that mean?

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FingerMeElmo87 Mar 05, 2009, 12:09pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Wich is better?
i don't think you can take channels 1,2 and pair them in dual channel mode with channels 3,4. not only that but some chipsets can actually support dual channel with uneven amounts of ram

will pennies do?

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Bungle Mar 05, 2009, 12:09pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Wich is better?
Meats_Of_Evil said:
Aren't the marked slots in the mobo the only slots that can be used for dual channel? At least that's what I understood in my motherboard manual.


In a lot of cases the DIMM slots are color coded. Grey and Black for example. You'll have two grey and two black slots make sure that matching sticks go into the same color slot and they will run in dual channel by default.

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B34NS Mar 05, 2009, 03:54pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Wich is better?
dublins OG reply was the one id go with, as for 6 gigs dual channel VS not, i do a lot of high end graphic and web work, lotsa multi tasking and i couldnt feel the difference between the two modes at 6gb. food for thought

mothow Mar 05, 2009, 06:26pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Wich is better?
Thats should be no problem if they are put in the right slots.No reason a 2x2gb set and a 2x1gb set wont run DC together

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