View Full Version : What would give best performance?

09-13-05, 03:03 AM
Hi folks,

Just upgraded my PC, and was wondering.

Ventured into socket 939 atlast, and was wondering what would give better performance ...(mainly for gaming!)

2 x 512MB DDR in dual channel or 3 x 512MB in single channel mode.


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09-13-05, 08:03 AM
For games that require a large amount of memory (like BF2 & FEAR) the 1.5gb will give stuttering-free or less stuttering experiance.
for games that require higher memory performance/bandwidth & cpu usage (like HL2) the 1gb dual channel will provide slightly higher framerate.

09-13-05, 08:49 AM
Having bought a 7800, it seems the 1.5GB will probably be the better option then.

The only trouble is , the additional 512MB is a different kind, even if it is the same brand, experimentation needed, anybody having experimented in this way already just so I got a heads up sorta thing?

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09-13-05, 09:24 AM
Yep i'm using 1.5 aswell & that extra 512 is different brand (the 1GB is Corsair Xpert , the 512Mb is OCZ).
i prefered that setup over the dual channel 1GB .. it simply sucked @FEAR & BF2.
IMO stutter-free experiance > slightly higher framerate

09-13-05, 01:08 PM
Cheers man, turns out I have 2 sticks of Corsair Value Ram .....and 2 sticks of Corsair XMS Twin X .... I wonder if I might be able to dual channel the lot, that would be a result lol