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Okay so i've searched and read a few threads about ganged vs unganged, if i understand correctly, ganged is forced dual channel where as unganged is to assign cores to 1 stick of ram...?


If that is the basic understanding then,

with 2gb x 2 1600mhz and a 6 core processor, would it be better to run in ganged or unganged?

and if you added the same kit again to the mix,

would that be better ganged as well? or would that situation "slow" the ram down like I have read about having more ram... in theory it makes sense because your computer has to search for 4 sticks instead of 2 but im not sure...

some clarification on the whole ganged vs unganged thing and 2 dual channel sticks vs 4 would be great...

especially with newer technology than the posts a year or 2 ago
    
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Please do some benches and post them, I'm genuinely curious smile.gif
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Ganged is the combination of the 2 IMC links/lanes to form one 128-bit bus to the memory, better for single-threaded or single-channel situations (i.e. memory benchmarking). Unganged splits the lanes up into two 64-bit buses, better for multi-threaded (i.e. most apps) or dual-channel situations. Unganged would be better for real-life situations.
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