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Ok...I have a dual-core processor, and am currently running 2 sticks of unganged. I feel that's more efficient with my dual-core. I want to upgrade now. Given the same brand, latencies, and frequency, would one stick of 8G or 2 sticks of 4G unganged be more efficient?

I'm a decently experienced over-clocker and want everything in my machine to run efficiently as possible. I've tried to research this, but haven't really found much. Currently, I'm leaning toward 2x unganged. I was interested in hearing anyone's opinion on this. Heat is a non-issue.

Thanks for any replies! biggrin.gif
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Ok...I have a dual-core processor, and am currently running 2 sticks of unganged. I feel that's more efficient with my dual-core. I want to upgrade now. Given the same brand, latencies, and frequency, would one stick of 8G or 2 sticks of 4G unganged be more efficient?
I'm a decently experienced over-clocker and want everything in my machine to run efficiently as possible. I've tried to research this, but haven't really found much. Currently, I'm leaning toward 2x unganged. I was interested in hearing anyone's opinion on this. Heat is a non-issue.
Thanks for any replies! biggrin.gif

2x unganged is the preferred set-up for dual-channel operation, but it would offer only a minute advantage over 1x 8GB.. Typically there is a considerable $$$$ savings with 2x over 1x 8 GB.
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The difference between DUAL CHANNEL and SINGLE CHANNEL is noticeable. The difference between setting IMC to ganged vs unganged is not.

I'd recommend not referring to dual channel mode as ganged/unganged because people will confuse it with the IMC setting under the RAM tab in their BIOS.
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Depending on the circumstances there might be a small difference between single or dual channel operation. Unganged is the best option for most operation. I wasn't referring to single channel vs. dual channel as ganged or unganged. They are two different functions.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-channel_memory_architecture
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2x unganged is better
 
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If you're running multiple applications simultaneously then unganged is the best option. If you not, then ganged is the better option.
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