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Old January 2, 2012, 04:46 PM
clshades clshades is offline
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I don't understand why the apps are showing you as running dual channel symmetric. Everything that i'm reading says you can't run dual channel with 3 ram moduals. Which mobo are you using again? It's a bit of a strange overclock too. Wondering why you'd use so much FSB instead of just turning up the multi for a 300mhz OC.

**edit** It will show as running dual channel but you aren't getting dual channel speed. Essentially you are NOT running dual as I suspected.

From another forum:
Asynchronous Dual Channel

Channel 0
DIMM 0: 4GB
DIMM 1: 4GB

Channel 1
DIMM 2: 4GB

4GB= Dual channel operation, 4GB=Single channel operation

The problem is how it works in reality. Bandwidth measurements will put it smack dab between 2-channel and 1-channel setup. It's like a 1.5-channel. But the process of allowing asynchronous operation will lower the performance further. It's probably closer to 1-channel than 2-channel in applications not particularly sensitive to memory bandwidth.
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