What is it?
Originally Posted by Cypriot Loucas
Oh, so what is quad channel?
Is 2x4 sticks of any ram duel channel
and 4x4 sticks of any ram quad channel?
My motherboard says it has 8 x DIMM but supports Quad Channel Memory Architecture. Shouldnt that say octo channel or something if that were the case?
How does quad channel work?
Multi-channel memory architecture is a technology that increases the transfer speed of data between the DRAM and the memory controller by adding more channels of communication between them. Theoretically this multiplies the data rate by exactly the number of channels present.
The architecture can only be used when all four, or a multiple of four, memory modules are identical in capacity and speed, and are placed in quad-channel slots. When two memory modules are installed, the architecture will operate in dual-channel architecture mode. When three memory modules are installed, the architecture will operate in triple-channel architecture mode.