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What is better? Single or dual?

Poll Results: In wich way will i gain more performance?

 
  • 6% (1)
    1,5 gb singelchannel
  • 93% (14)
    1 gb dualchannel
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post #1 of 25
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Hello and merry Xmas!

I have ddr ram in my computer. Befor i had 1gb and dualchannel. And now i bought 2 X 256 mb to it. But now its not dualchannel. What is better to have, 1 gb and dualchannel or 1,5 gb and singel channel? And i am asking because only have ddr at 200 mhz...so in wich way will my computer preform better (in games)?
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post #2 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by i_ame_killer_2 View Post
Hello and merry Xmas!

I have ddr ram in my computer. Befor i had 1gb and dualchanel. And now i bought 2 X 256 mb to it. But now its not dual chanel. What is better to have, 1 gb and dualchanel or 1,5 gb and singel chanel? And i am asking because only have ddr at 200 mhz...so in wich way will my computer preform better (in games)?
Get some 2 x 1 gig 2 gig's is always better less lag.OH sry 1 gig dual channel is better as long communicate faster and better.
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post #3 of 25
Dual channel tends to be better because its faster. It will depend on the types of RAM and everything. Test both out to see which is better for you.
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post #4 of 25
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Originally Posted by alexisd View Post
Get some 2 x 1 gig 2 gig's is always better less lag.OH sry 1 gig dual channel is better as long communicate faster and better.

I dont whant to buy new ones.
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post #5 of 25
Depends what you do. If you dont play any ram intensive games then 1gb will be better, however if you play games like bf2/2142 then 1.5gb will be better
    
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post #6 of 25
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Originally Posted by Waupli View Post
Dual channel tends to be better because its faster. It will depend on the types of RAM and everything. Test both out to see which is better for you.
How do i test? Can i test the speed of my ram whit a program or some thing?
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post #7 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by i_ame_killer_2 View Post
How do i test? Can i test the speed of my ram whit a program or some thing?
Use this the super pi.http://www.overclock.net/downloads/1...mod-1-5-a.html
Once you change you'r memory timming's or so check the speed in different's set up.I always write down to compare.
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post #8 of 25
Thread Starter 
But is not super pi for test cpu?
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post #9 of 25
I'm quite sure, since you're using Vista and want a better Vista experience, More RAM is simply better...
If you want to game though, just revert to the 1 Gig configuration, and, if possible, get Windows XP ! It'll speed things up
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post #10 of 25
You can also play your favorite game with both and compare. Write down what you notice about playing with 1.5GB and with 1GB so you don't forget (from some Tom Clancy novel: "If you don't write it down, it didn't happen" thats for people with a memory like mine lol).
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