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Mike W

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Message 28043 - Posted: 16 Oct 2009, 16:05:23 UTC

Hey i have 3 computers that are purely Boinc machines.

they each have 512mb of ram 2x256 ddr,
they are all running in dual channel mode obviously.

i have 3 more sticks of 512, but if i add them i will gain 50% more ram in all three computers but lose the dual channel feature.

is it worth it?
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SekeRob

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Message 28044 - Posted: 16 Oct 2009, 17:07:57 UTC - in response to Message 28043.  

Recently read that 2 512Gb sticks is more efficient than a single 1 Gb stick because of better channel management. More ram, certainly with BOINC on multicores, means less disk i/o at any rate with larger sciences, so think you gain more than you loose and have a slightly higher e-bill.
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Profile Ananas

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Message 28084 - Posted: 18 Oct 2009, 2:56:21 UTC - in response to Message 28043.  

Maybe an option :

Put 2 * 512MB into one box, 4 * 256MB into the second and the remaining sticks into the third.

You will not loose Dual Channel on all boxes then.
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