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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tonysou, Nov 8, 2011.

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  1. tonysou

    tonysou Thread Starter

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    What will run better or smoother.. 2gigs of ram running single mode vs 1gig ram running dual channel mode?
     
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    do you mean two modules of 1GB memory running in dual channel - most advice would be to use two 1GB modules in dual channel mode
     
  3. tonysou

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    no.. The 2 gig version is mix.. It's like1 stick of 1 gig and 2 sticks of 512. Unable to run dual. Long story to explain. But the other set is 2 sticks of the same ram running sual channel mode as sugested. Just lessor amount. What should I do in this case? the re assessment says the ram seems to run better or higher number with 1gig dual channel. Then oppose to single mode 2gig.
     
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    First of all, we have no idea what you are working on; post your exact system specs along with what os you are using ie win7 or whatever.
     
  5. tonysou

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    Crjdriver.. This is just a general question. It;s a sony. i just didn't wanna get into details. But it's a old sony. It's running on 2sticks of 512 ddr(Total of 1gig) dual channel mode. But I also have the option to make it 2gig (total) with 3sticks of mix ram. running single mode. Which of the two would be the best choice? i thought it was just a simple question. Sry
     
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    yes it is... But this one is a good running pc now.
     
  8. tonysou

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    Wow flavallee... Amazing how u can find the 2 links.. I been searching for ever for that second link. lol.. Second link is the pc I am describing. But it has went thru some changes. The top link is a pc I'm having a different issue in!
     
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    So is 2gig running single mode better then 1gig running dual channel mode?
     
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    Win7 with 1gig is really VERY slow. 2gig is about the min to really run win7 so I would say use the 2gig.
     
  12. tonysou

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    From experience going back and forth.. it seems the 1 gig dual channel clocks better numbers. I'll give the 2gig another shot. ty for incite.
     
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