[RAM] Single Channel Mode Vs. Dual Channel Mode


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AimLXJ

Single Channel Mode

2x512MB DDR 400MHz CL3.0

1x256MB DDR 400MHz CL3.0

Channel A, DIMM 0 512MB

Channel A, DIMM 1 256MB

Channel B, DIMM 0 512MB

659 3DMarks

SM2.0 Score: 249

HDR/SM3.0 Score: 219

CPU Score: 950

Dual Channel Mode

2x512MB DDR 400MHz CL3.0

Channel A, DIMM 0 512MB

Channel B, DIMM 0 512MB

669 3DMarks

SM2.0 Score: 252

HDR/SM3.0 Score: 222

CPU Score: 951

Not much of a difference but there is something...

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gigapixels

I always say that it's not a big enough deal to spend more for dual channel if you can get the same amount in one stick for cheaper.

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s.L.m

that's it =\ !!? ... hmmm... thought there will be bigger difference =\ ...

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toadeater

What's the effect on overall bandwidth and latency? What about multitasking?

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Blackhearted

Judging by those scores being below 1000 I'd have to say that that pc is a bit on the old side to the point where the extra bandwidth could never be utilized by it anyway. What would the difference be on a system that is much more capable and higher scoring?

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JustGeorge

I would be interested in seeing this test done on a more current rig as well.

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stevember

How about a test that's designed for testing memory like Sisoft Sandra rather than a 3d Graphics test?

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Nathanael

What chipset did you use? some enable dual channel even with different amounts of ram on 2 channels.

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chconline
I would be interested in seeing this test done on a more current rig as well.

Haha +1 :p

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