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I purchased a motherboard a few weeks ago off ebay for my first build. Upon reading the specs i came across this:

Dual DDR400

I assumed this was a lamen term for Dual Channel. I was wrong. I checked numerous specification lists and all said that it only supported single channel. Needless to say, i was gutted. I read the officail Abit specs again, In DETAIL, this time.

Quote:
Dual DDR combines the power of DDR400 with two 64-bit independent memory controllers, the 128-bit memory controller integrated on chip provides up to 6.4 GB/sec bandwidth for system memory, and gives you highest performance and cost-effective platform.
6.4GB/sec seems fantasic, but is it any better than dual channel. I assume not, but one can dream Even if the board can transfer at 6.4GB\\sec, will the ram not bottleneck the system? at 400mhz i would think so?

Any opinions\\ideas\\comments?
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post #2 of 7
that is dual channel... 128bit 6.4gb/s... yep looks like dual channel to me
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post #3 of 7
Don't worry about it too much. Dual channel does give a boost but not so marginal that you would notice in everyday performace. You really only see it in benchmarks.
Not bad at all...
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post #4 of 7
6.4Gb/s is dual channel speed.
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post #5 of 7
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Its really confusing. The hexus.net specs for the board say that its DDR1 only.

*so very confused* lol
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"DDR1" is referring to 184 pin DDR as oposed to DDR2 which has 240 pin.
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ahhh *understands now*
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