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Old January 17, 2012, 03:01 PM
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Ia m buying Z68 motherboard,had a few ram queries



1)Does Dual channel requir you to plant DIMM's in alternate or consecutive slots?

2)What does Dual channel really do? - i think it provides more bandwidth with 2 slots taking advantage

3)if it provides more bandwidth,what would be the difference between dual channel motherboard with 4 ram slots compared to quad channel motherboard as even in dual channel we can plant 4 ram sticks?
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Old January 17, 2012, 03:25 PM
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1) depends on mobo- check manual
2)dual channel doubles the pathway to the memory controller, theoretically doubling the speed (although not really :-))
3) the slots are paired on these mobos, so even if there are four, it's still dial channel - x58 has tri-channel)
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Old January 17, 2012, 03:35 PM
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1) depends on mobo- check manual
2)dual channel doubles the pathway to the memory controller, theoretically doubling the speed (although not really :-))
3) the slots are paired on these mobos, so even if there are four, it's still dial channel - x58 has tri-channel)

3)so its like 2 slots have the same lane?

and in quad they have 4 separate lanes?
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Old January 17, 2012, 04:13 PM
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no- with four slots there are still only two lanes, just two dimms in each
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no- with four slots there are still only two lanes, just two dimms in each

they what difference between quad channel and 4 slots
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Old January 17, 2012, 05:10 PM
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Quad channel doesn't mean anything- some ram kits are labelled that way, but its marketing.
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