Memory matters dual DDR etc

  dawnstaples 12:09 14 Sep 03

Hi anyone help with the following
What is dual channel memory and what are the benefits... over single channel ifany.
the above applys to a msi K7N2 Delta ilsr Motherboard with a Athlon2800Xp (fsb 166) cpu and 2 x sticks of 512mb pc2700 ram.

also can i use ddr400 ram in a system running a athlon xp2400 (133 fsb) in a msi KT3 ultra2 mobo system runs but will it be reliable or damage anything i bios says ran at 333 which canot be right as cpu runs at 266 anyone help as i do not really want to buy more ram modules and the above is spare at present

  Jester2K II 12:25 14 Sep 03

Dual Channel doubles the rates at which the RAM operates. However to work both RAM Modules must be bought as a "matched pair" i.e. same make, model etc.

  Jester2K II 12:31 14 Sep 03

No to DDR 400 - click here== - if i understand the following correctly

Quote "DDR200 / DDR266 / DDR33 (indirect) support @ 2.5v "

Not sure but it might run at DDR2700 (333) but then you couldn't use it in a Dual Channel Configuration and get the benefits.

  Jester2K II 12:32 14 Sep 03

To clarify.

Theres no such thing as Dual Chanel Memory. However if you Motherboard support Dual Channel DDR then you can use two matched sticks of DDR memory to run the memory at double its normal speed.

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