4GB in dual channel or 6GB in single channel?

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I'm planning on upgrading my system's memory (RAM). I currently have 2GB of RAM in a single stick in it. I'm having problems with deciding whether to buy a 4GB module and have 6GB of memory but no dual channel advantages or to buy another 2GB module and have 4GB in dual channel. Which is better?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #95398

4GB in dual channel or 6GB in single channel?

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 Hello there!

Well, the answer depends on how you use and how often you use your computer, your video card, how intensive your multitasking is, and how you often restart your computer. A 6 gb single channel is better only if you actually use more than 4gb. Otherwise, 4gb dual channel is slightly better. If you are a gamer like me, a 4gb in dual channel is already dependable but you can always use a 6gb in single channel. A slight increase in performance will not make that much difference and it does not seem like it is worth it. Good luck to you!

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4GB in dual channel or 6GB in single channel?

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Hi Brian,

I think that you should go for the dual channel where you will be having a memory of 2GB in each slot hence making the memory add up to 4GB. 4GB is still a substantial amount of memory that should do you good service even when it comes to gaming, and you will also be having the dual channel advantages.

I myself use 3GB and I am a gamer too and my computer has never disappointed me by being slow. 4GB will do you good, unless you want to have a lot of programs running and games that will overwhelm 4GB which I do not think is the case.

Hope this helps.

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Regards,
Lee Hung.

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