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Does dual channel vs. single channel ram affect overclocking?

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Hi, I was wondering weather having your memory in single channel rather than dual channel would make it harder to do overclocking (when overclocking CPU and RAM).

 

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I would think that you would lose a lot not useing duel chanel

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On the other hand, there isn't much good quality ram which is still single channel, so you'd have to question whether that would be good overclocking ram in the first place.

 

You find that using unmatched ram, in the combo of 2x256 and 1x512 you won't have much flexibility with speeds, which makes it harder for overclocking, and will need to run without a doubt at 2T.

 

When I switched from Corsair ValueRam (single channel) to Gskill (dual channel), my oc went up about 100mhz just because of the better ram. It's worth bearing that in mind.

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Your DDR400 becomes SDR200. Your PC4000 is now PC2000. You are effectively using only 1 Gig of your 2 Gig set.

 

It only effects the effective speed f your Ram not the speed of your cpu. There is a possibility that your Cpu OC could be increased since this redoces pressure on your Memory controller.

 

Hmm!

 

The opinions expressed here are exactly that an I have no specific knowledge of this subject, sorry, but you can do your own experiment and test the premise.

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My new memory arrived thismorning, fitted it when I got back from college and it works fine in dual channel, it's a Geil value ram 1gig dual channel kit, I don't expect much from it, but it shouldn't hold back my FSB OCing like my old memory was.

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