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(1 x 2GB) Single-Channel CL3 or (2 x 1GB) Dual-Channel CL4?

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by AuDioFreaK39, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. AuDioFreaK39

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    Hey Guys,

    I'm trying to prepare all these notebooks on my desk for Windows 7 RTM launching next week, and a few of them could use some more memory. That said, here are my two options:

    Dual-Channel
    (2 x 1GB) DDR2 533MHz 4-4-4-12

    Single-Channel
    (1 x 2GB) DDR2 533MHz 3-3-3-8


    Platforms:
    Intel i945PM (Yonah)
    Intel 945GSE (Atom)


    I'm not sure if having a single stick at CL3 will outperform two sticks at CL4 or the other way around. Let me know your thoughts, thanks in advance.
     
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  2. mlee49

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    The dual channel will be much better for overall thoroughput. Just look at the advantages of triple channel vs dual channel.
     
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    The Dual-Channel will outperform the Single. The Yonah should also outperform the Atom.

    The next to no real world performance advantages?:laugh:
     
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    dual channel for sure

    I see how it is, fold for [H] and get support on TPU eh? :p
     
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    as all said, dual channel has better performance.
     
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    Heh yeah maybe on Nehalem :p

    Alright thanks for the answers guys, just wanted to confirm my thoughts.
     
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