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Changed from 2x128 to 1x256 setting --> pifast time went up

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breez

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Today my friend bought 256MB PC133 stick of memory. It was singlesided memory and only half of the memory showed up on his Abit BE6. He asked me if I could trade my 2 sticks of 128MB PC133 for his newly bought stick. I was like, sounds a good deal I will get more memoryslots open! But then I remembered I have BE6 too! Well I made it this way: Took out a doublesided 256MB stick out of my dads computer (KT7A, takes singlesided 256) to my computer and put the friends stick to my dads computer. I gave my friend my 2x128 sticks and he was happy.

Now later I tried pifast and time was 60-62 secs. Previously my time was 55-56 seconds with the two 128 sticks in. Memory settings are the same, 124MHz 2-2-2. I thought one stick was supposed to be faster than two sticks!

256MB stick that my friend bought was Kingston.
2 sticks of 128MB were Spectek.
The stick inside now is "Green Memory". It is spec'd for 7 ns. Specteks were 7.5 ns and Kingston probably 7.5 ns.
 

KILLorBE

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Mar 28, 2001
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1 stick isn't faster as two sticks, with 2 'Identical' sticks you can 'turn on' 4-way interleaving which is faster than 2-way interleaving.

'turn on' = Some boards use it automaticly, on some boards you need to set it in BIOS and on some boards you'll need to use WPCRSET.(or something like that).
 
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breez

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Hmm, I thought the 4-way interleaving was just for some newer boards. My board is BE6 with damn old, but legendary BX-chipset! Could someone confirm if my board supports 4-way interleaving or no?