2 GB dual channel vs 3 GB single channel

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by FrozenEclipse, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. I bought a 1 GB stick of RAM for my comp today, but I made the rookie
    mistake of not realizing that having an odd number of sticks of RAM in
    my comp (3x1GB) would make me lose the dual channel. So my question is,
    do I lose performance by not having the dual channel? Would I actually
    gain some by having additional memory? Or is it really a crapshoot with
    no real gain or loss of performance either way? Thanks.
    FrozenEclipse, Jul 30, 2008
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  2. FrozenEclipse

    Rick Rogers Guest

    Rick Rogers, Jul 30, 2008
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  3. FrozenEclipse

    SCSIraidGURU Guest

    dual channel will 2x your RAM performance.


    Michael A. McKenney
    'www.SCSIraidGURU.com' (http://www.SCSIraidGURU.com)

    Supermicro X7DWA-N server board
    pair of Intel E5430 quad core 2.66 GHz Xeons
    16GB DDR667
    eVGA 8800 GTS 640 MB video card
    SCSIraidGURU, Jul 30, 2008
  4. FrozenEclipse

    GTS Guest

    You'll see a net performance gain by having the additional Gig of RAM even
    if it is running at a slower speed.
    GTS, Jul 30, 2008
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