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Dual Channel WTF?


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tenbroya

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Yeah, i'm confused :tazz: as to what dual channel RAM does, or how it speeds up your computer. Is it just faster or is there something else involved?

Cheers, Tenbroya
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You get a 30% increase in bandwidth.
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Thanks warriorscot. Just needed to clear that up.

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Hi,

Heres a lway I explain it in laymans terms

Dual channel Technology

Lets say you have a car that can hold 4 people but you've got 8 people to transport across town. What do you do? Well you could take one load of people across town, and then go back and get another load of people (a standard memory system) or if money was no object you could simply buy another car and have the other half of the people follow you across town in the other car (a Dual channel memory bus). With dual channel technology you use two memory modules at once to further enhance performance. This essentially doubles the number of signals a second you can handle and doubles your bandwidth (volume of information that can be transferred at once). Point Blank: Dual channel technology increases memory performance but it costs more money because you have to buy memory modules in pairs. Dual channel technology also costs more because the motherboard has to support it in the chipset and a chipset that supports dual channel technology costs more due to the higher complexity of the memory bus. Higher motherboard cost + higher memory cost = higher overall system cost.

Hope that helps to undersand it a bit better.

Rick
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