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So my last Motherboard died (P5ld2-se) and i have bought a new one (P5G41-M Lx). This motherboard supports both DDR2 and DDR3 ram. I also found some nice vengeance 1600mhz blue for cheap. My dilemma is that I can only afford one 4gb stick at the moment. Will running the ram in single channel have a noteable effect on performance? And what setting do I have to take into account when overclocking my e4400. +rep for evrybody who makes a valuable contribution
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Firstly, make sure the motherboard will actually support a 4GB stick in a single slot.

Secondly, 4GB sticks don't OC as well as 2x2GB kit's do

Thirdly, yes. It will reduce your overall memory bandwidth. It's not a massive difference in many situations, but it will make a difference.
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Firstly, make sure the motherboard will actually support a 4GB stick in a single slot.

Secondly, 4GB sticks don't OC as well as 2x2GB kit's do

Thirdly, yes. It will reduce your overall memory bandwidth. It's not a massive difference in many situations, but it will make a difference.
Yep Mb supports 4gb Modules
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