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I am just reading an article about Dual Channel RAM, it says in order to run Dual Channel, you need two RAM with same capacity and same frequency, is that right??

I got one 1GB 800Mhz and one 2GB 800Mhz, is that means I can't use Dual Channel??

Or it's not a matter for me because I am using AMD processor??

Thanks everyone.
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Modules rated at different speeds can be run in dual-channel mode, although the motherboard will then run all memory modules at the speed of the slowest module. Some motherboards, however, have compatibility issues with certain brands or models of modules when attempting to use them in dual-channel mode. For this reason, it is generally advised to use identical pairs of memory modules. Several motherboard manufacturers only support configurations where a "matched pair" of modules are used. A matching pair needs to match in:

-Capacity. Certain Intel chipsets support different capacity chips in what they call Flex Mode: the capacity that can be matched is run in dual-channel, while the remainder runs in single-channel.
-Speed. If speed is not the same, the lower speed of the two modules will be used. Likewise, the higher latency of the two modules will be used.
-Number of chips and sides
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Modules rated at different speeds can be run in dual-channel mode, although the motherboard will then run all memory modules at the speed of the slowest module. Some motherboards, however, have compatibility issues with certain brands or models of modules when attempting to use them in dual-channel mode. For this reason, it is generally advised to use identical pairs of memory modules. Several motherboard manufacturers only support configurations where a "matched pair" of modules are used. A matching pair needs to match in:

-Capacity. Certain Intel chipsets support different capacity chips in what they call Flex Mode: the capacity that can be matched is run in dual-channel, while the remainder runs in single-channel.
-Speed. If speed is not the same, the lower speed of the two modules will be used. Likewise, the higher latency of the two modules will be used.
-Number of chips and sides
Thanks so much. Very helpful!
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Want to ask, any software can overclock my RAM?? Because my BIOS is locked the overclock section.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by johnsonxu View Post
Want to ask, any software can overclock my RAM?? Because my BIOS is locked the overclock section.
I think you'd like to give A64 Tweaker a try.

http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=106

EDIT: Clockgen is more for overclocking.

http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=189
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I think you'd like to give A64 Tweaker a try.

http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=106

EDIT: Clockgen is more for overclocking.

http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=189
I dunno why, I tried a few times, when I use clockgen, there are only 2 selection one is the speed , and one is option, there is nothing about overclock, I think maybe clockgen doesn't work on my comp.
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And one more thing, how do I find out my PLL ?? I can't find it or maybe I dunno where to find it in PcWizard.
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PC wizard is unable to show PLL voltage, it only shows the "usual" voltages, vCore, vDIMM, vBAT, etc. the vTT and vPLL are only visible on certain motherboard bios, and not all allow you to change them.
Edited by Dragoon - 7/10/08 at 2:32pm
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Sorry, my mistake. Couldn't figure out how to delete post.
Edited by jaz - 7/12/08 at 1:45pm
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you figure out your PLL by looking at it, physically, on the motherboard.

As far as how to overclock.. good luck. ECS are horrible for that. maybe with nTune you could do a small oc, but most likely not much
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