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so how much would it increase performance in lets say:

Emulating !!
my comp has a really hard time keeping the frame rate of emulating the psx above the required to play the game. At least thats at the quality of picture i want. i runned some diagnostics in the program i'm using and the statistics show me that the memory lags behind the rest.

Is dual channel a good solution for me?
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I would have to dis-agree, having initailly starting with mismatched RAM and going to matched Dual Channel is a significant upgrade in real word usability--pages load faster, thumbnails are faster in large folders, graphics SW processes and renders faster. Games run better. It is clearly significant as shown by benchmarking SW.

DDR Dual Data Rate and Dual Channel are two different things entirely although the aim of both is to increase bandwidth and speed the flow of instruction sets by allowing a more effeicient use of the architecture of the RAM. Using DDR in Dual Channel effectively Doubles the memory bandwidth.

The realworld realisation of this bandwidth will depend on the applications and hardware being used--for HT intel CPU's it is a good thing. If you seldom have a lot of threads and processes afoot in your machine then you might not notice the difference.
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