Dual Channel Memory

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by mav88, Jul 11, 2005.

  1. mav88

    mav88 OSNN Addict

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    How can i find out if im running dual channel now that i have installed more RAM(from 1x512 to 4x512)?? Im using an Asus P4P-800 Mobo. Cheers
     
  2. mav88

    mav88 OSNN Addict

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    Opps iv just used CPU-Z and it told me, sorry for post
     
  3. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    just remember that unless all of your memory is the same or paired in the correct slots you may not get your double data rate...

    :D
     
  4. mav88

    mav88 OSNN Addict

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    Yeah im using 4 x Corsair DDR-SDRAM PC3200 - 512 MBytes, iv filled all my slots now, two black and two blue, it does say in CPU-Z Dual so im guessing everythings running smootly
     
  5. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    Sounds like it

    Good choice in memory

    Corsair ROCKS! I have XMS corsair 3200 TWINX pair.
     
  6. mav88

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    Yeah it is good. I went for it coz of the overclocking capabilities, got my 2.4 running at 3Ghz. Everyl little helps esp with 3d rendering and video editing, altho should be great now with the memory upgrade. 3ds max hasnt got any faster tho looking at the render times :( Altho system is much better at multi tasting obvisully
     
  7. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    With 3D rendering you wont get much improvement simply by Oc'ing your FSB and CPU.... You HAVE to OC your video card as well... even if it is an AGP card it will only go as fast as it is told too, so the more processing power the GPU has, the faster things will get rendered... and the overflow will be faster since you overclocked your cpu and fsb..
     
  8. Tweakfiend

    Tweakfiend OSNN Senior Addict

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    a) Press Pause on bootup screen will tell you if your current memory config allows dual memory access.
    b) Same info can be had in Mobo handbook under memory configuration.