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Good advice there.

I wish they had a black Dragon 4GB kit--it looks TOUGH
They have the four x 1gb kit that you can get. I thought they had 2x2gb kit but its not listed at the egg. My memory must be failing me or something.
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You think?

I know it makes for more adresses..

I am running 4GB right now and this G Skill is great. 1070 and stable.

I have never heard of Quad Channel--if it is the same as Dual Channel times four that would be a good thing...
The difference in actual performance between single and dual channel is like 4% anyways. Unless you use a lot of apps that use the full bandwidth of the RAM, you won't notice a difference.
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proof?

Dual channel is the best thing to happen to RAM since well RAM.

It effectively doubles the bandwidth of the existing modules by the way it is architectured.

I will look at those 4 x1GB...that is sex looking RAM!
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proof?

Dual channel is the best thing to happen to RAM since well RAM.

It effectively doubles the bandwidth of the existing modules by the way it is architectured.
True, however you rarely if ever come close to using the full bandwidth of your RAM. I don't have links to benchmarks, but when I was wondering if I had dual channel working or not, I tried running 3dmark06 with it and without it and the difference was not noticeble in the score.
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Probably not.

But it is a good thing

Like so many of our tweaks--they all add up to WIN
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A brief test of dual vs single: http://www.devhardware.com/c/a/Memory/Dual-Channel/

Showed that the bandwidth is increased, but performance not as much, although it increased the CS:S test about 7-8 FPS.

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Dual channel is a function of the motherboard, not the RAM. It's used to combine the RAM's throughput so that it will keep pace with the CPU's bandwidth.

For example...a P4 running at 200MHz (800FSB) has a bandwidth of 6400MB/s. PC3200 RAM running at 200MHz (DDR400) in single channel mode has a throughput of 3200MB/s...if a 2nd matching stick is added & dual channel mode kicks in, the two throughputs are combined, creating a max throughput of 6400MB/s (3200 x 2). Therefore, your CPU's bandwidth & RAM's throughput are in balance.

In reality though, the performance gain is more theoretical than actual, except under limited circumstances. But if your board supports it, you should take advantage of it.
I like this quote especially the last paragraph. I would say that "Quad Channel" RAM is a gimmic like "SLI" RAM. However, if you can, you might as well run it as long as it doesn't hurt stabilty or performance.
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I think it was more evident years ago when everything was slower. Any tweak evemn a fe mhz brought noticable results.

We all run Super Computers just about...our rigs are so powerful and optimized that it would be hard to see small changes that once were clearly evident.
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I believe I've seen this before, and I'm pretty sure the only reason why they call it "Quad Channel", is because it's two dual channel pieces, effectively equaling 4 channels - or, a marketing gimmick. In that case, I have quad channel RAM as well, a long with half the people here.
    
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rightio

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820144072

But it is nonetheless well made RAM and looks great and is reasonably priced

Check the link to the 4 x 1gb kit... review sez 1066 no probs
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Yes I know so.. You will NEVER use 8GB of RAM on your system. You might break the 2GB mark using Vista but 8GB is 100% pointless. Go for a 4GB kit.

I wouldn't buy any RAM considering what you already have. I'm also 90% sure that "Quad Channel" is a gimmick. The chipset would need to be compatible with that and I think they mean dual channel using 4 sticks.
well how about video editing. This one program In are school takes ram so fast. Each frame is about 5-10MB depending on the colors and size.
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