generic memory questions

IDLE

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is DDR2 the same as dual channel? this is prolly a dumb question so please no flaming.

trying to find a mobo that supports this for a 939 socket processor.
 

LeeJend

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No, totally different.

Dual Channel refers to how the MB accesses the memory.

DDR2 is a new package and new standard for "higher speed" memory.

DDR can only be used on DDR MBs with single or dual channel controllers.
DDR2 can only be used on DDR2 MBs with single or dual channel controllers.

To take advantage of dual channel you need two sticks on the MB, preferably of the same size and speed ratings or things get complicated.
The names are confusing.
 

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cool thanks for help. that makes more sense now.
 
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were you trying to find a s939 mb with dual channel or with ddr2?... if it was with ddr2 support you won't find one, only am2 socket motherboards support that kind of memory
 

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