Ive got one stick of 512MB Corsair PC3200 ram, model XMS3202 v2.2, CL=2 memory. Running on a Intel D875PBZ board, if I am missing out by not using dual channel memory, would another stick of this same RAM work?
There's a whole sh*tload of different Corsair models out right now (oversaturation?), so I need to find out if the stick I have is indeed, a good choice, and whether it is dual-channel capable?
I see others plugging PC3500, even PC4000 Ballistix memory in these mobos. I would think the RAM speed (400Mhz at PC3200) running 2x with the CPU bus speed of 800Mhz (P4 3.4 Ghz), would have better balance than fractional multiples in clock speed between bus speed and RAM speed.
the thoery is that you need to have exactly the same RAM in both the dimms. then it *should* work right...the dual channel kits are just for peice of mind. the manufactuer apparently tests the two sticks together and approves that they work together...but, if your mobo has dual channel capabilities, and you throw another stick of the same speed, size, and latency, it should kick you up to dual channel speeds if you put it in hte correct dimm