Is my RAM being limited??

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Benvox2, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. Benvox2

    Benvox2 L1: Registered

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    Hey all,

    I just change my RAM stick configuration from:

    Slot1-256mb
    Slot2-512mb
    Slot3-256mb
    Slot4-512mb

    Dual Channel 1500mb total

    To:

    Slot1-1024mb
    Slot2-512mb
    Slot3- EMPTY
    Slot4-512mb

    Now Single Channel but 2000mb total

    Which one of these configurations is actually better for system (game) performance? I know that I have increased the total to 2000mb RAM but have sacrificed the Dual Channel mode, how should I keep it?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Boosh

    Boosh L1: Registered

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    In my experience it is much better to have the additional RAM.
     
  3. TheDarkerSideofYourShadow

    TheDarkerSideofYourShadow L10: Glamorous Member

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    Does your 4th slot work completely? Some motherboards get iffy there, including mine, and it only reads one side of the stick.
     
  4. Armadillo of Doom

    aa Armadillo of Doom Group Founder, Lover of Pie

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    Understand that all dual-channel does is allow information to be retroactively transferred on the 'going' and 'leaving' sides of the ram. This is awsome for large amounts of text, or speedy office stuff like trading. For gaming however, there is no major impact. You're definately better off with the second setup.