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    Single Channel 1.5 gig or Dual 1 gig

    Hi peeps,

    Just wondering on whether it is better to run 1 stick of 1 gig ram with 1 stick of 512 gig, or just run two 512 sticks in dual channel.

    I went and bought a 1 gig stick today and of course i'm unable to run a 1 gig with 2 512 sticks (my mother board is an Abit AV8 btw).

    Basically is 1.5 gig in single channel better than 1 gig in dual, especially for Battlefield 2.

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    1.5gb better for BF2 cos its memory intensive, performance will suffer in games that don't however (sort of twitching, not lag)

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    cheers

    the next question is how much should i flog my two 512 sticks for? They're just bog standard generic 3200 btw.

    or should I keep them and buy another 1 gig, having 3 gigs in dual channel?

    Are there any games that would benefit from 3 gig?
    Last edited by revol68; 06-04-2006 at 09:10 PM.
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    I would advise 3Gb it seriously owns!!! but I would sell the 512MB for around £30-40 inc.

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    3gb pwns does it, hmmmmmmm, i am getting tired of this crapp 2gb
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    I have 2GB as well (2 x 1GB sticks)... I have teh old 1GB (2 x 512MB sticks) in a box......

    Should I put it in, and get teh 3GB, but get rid of teh dual channel?

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    well i don't know about your mother board, but apparently i can run the two 1 gig sticks in dual channel and the two 512 sticks in dual channel at the same time.
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