What is the difference between Dual Channel and Single Channel Memory?

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I want  to max out my memory or RAM, I have read forums about dual channel memory, using 2 sticks of the same RAM.  My question is, is there really a big difference between single channel and dual channel memory? Say I have a 2GB RAM, will it be better if I have two 1GB RAM of the same brand?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #89592

What is the difference between Dual Channel and Single Channel Memory?

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Yes there is a big technological difference between single channel and dual channel memory. Dual-channel technology was created to deal with the issue of bottlenecks. Dual channel enabled memory controllers operate two 64-bit data channels. But in single channel it only operates one.

In your question it is like you having one water browser with 1000 liters or having two water browsers with 500 liter capacity.  

Actual case is water that can be carried is same. But the efficiency and the accuracy will change according to the purpose.

For a example if you want to unload all the water as soon as possible 500 liter bowers will do it more quickly.

That means if you use two 1GB instead of 2GB will advantage to you sometimes.

And about the same brand think. I don’t think it is important…

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What is the difference between Dual Channel and Single Channel Memory?

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No there is no big difference between this two but you may have 5% to 8% more faster in 2 stick of 1GB ram  and the main thing is that you have more DIMM’s. it is something like 1 meter width 2 road and 2 meter width 1 road, more lane more way to go. So you don’t really have to worried about that. It is better   to use another ram. I mean if you have more slot than put a new ram stick in to it. You can get ram booster to boost your ram, there are many soft like this.

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