Please Explain Dual Channel Memory

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by brent0saurus, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. brent0saurus macrumors regular

    brent0saurus

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    What decides if a computer supports Dual Channel Memory or not? I understand I can go to Crucial.com and check my model but I want to know what decides it. Dual processors? Dedicated graphics card? I can't seem to find any info.
    Thanks!
     
  2. disconap macrumors 68000

    disconap

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    From Wikipedia:

    Longer explanation:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dual-channel_architecture
     
  3. brent0saurus thread starter macrumors regular

    brent0saurus

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    Thank you, but how do i know when a Mac is capable of this? is there no other way besides going to crucial.com and checking your model or is there a characteristic that can be seen so you can tell?
     

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