Dual Channel Memory

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by lad_in_brum, Apr 30, 2005.

  1. lad_in_brum

    lad_in_brum OSNN Addict

    Birmingham, UK
    I've ordered my new MSI mobo and a gig of memory.

    The memory i have ordered is x2 512 PC3200

    Currently in my PC i have x2 512 PC2700

    So the questions are;

    1) If I put all 4 sticks into the new mobo will it all only run at 333mhz?

    2) If the above answer is yes, would it then be best just to run the 2 sticks at 400mhz or four at 333mhz?
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2005
  2. trackrat

    trackrat Birmingham UK

    The answer to question 1) is yes they will run at the 333mhz, as to question 2) you will have to wait for someone with more knowledge to answer that.
  3. Elektro Slime

    Elektro Slime Harware Guru

    Just due South of Heaven
    yup running all 4 sticks would result in ur ram running at 333mhz.
    as for your second question, if you are using an A64 processor its better to use only the two pc3200 sticks. running the ram slower then the proc is the worst thing you can do to your A64 rig.

    but if you go intel you could always use a 5:4 divider and run the ram slower, performance hit wont be as bad as on AMD.

    but in my opinion you get the best result by running ur cpu and ram at 1:1 with the tighest timings possible. hope it helped.

    if you still want more info try this forum: