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A little advice please

Discussion in 'Memory' started by yfas29, 2 Feb 2006.

  1. yfas29

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    Joined: 15 Sep 2003

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    Location: Leeds UK

    Hello wise ones!! :D

    I was just wondering. I recently upgraded from a 256mb module of twinmos ddr 400 ram to 2 x 512mb of corsair value select, and wanted to know if I would also be able to use the use 256mb module as well, or would I loose dual channel mode.?

    I have a A64 3200+ @ 2.5ghz and my ram is on a 166 devider. and is running @ 208mhz. I have read that the venice core has a much improved memory controller and can handle mismatched modules but I'm not sure about dual channel.

    Any advise would be much appreciated :)
     
  2. smids

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    3 sticks always removes dual channel IIRC. Only even numbers retain DC.
     
  3. yfas29

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    Thanks for that smids, will give it a miss.
     
  4. man_from_uncle

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    Joined: 9 Jan 2006

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    Actually 3 sticks doesn't ALWAYS remove dual channel; it only does on motherboards with 4 slots. I don't actually know any nforce4 boards that do this, but it was common enough on nforce2 boards. Just balance slots 1 with 2 and 3 (at least for Abit nforce2 boards). It'll always be a bit hit and miss as you can never be completely sure that it will run it dual, but it's as reliable as running 2 identical but unmatched sticks.
     
  5. smids

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    Good point. I completely forgot about the 3 slot nF2's.