Will I benefit from dual channel memory?

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    Thanks, that's what I kinda figured. Well maybe that will give me reason to upgrade my motherboard. Looking for something that obviously supports dual channel memory and is compatible with my P4 2.4 Ghz (533Mhz FSB), but giving me room to upgrade later. SATA would be a plus (though I think I have that on mine currently). Ideally I would like atleast 4 USB ports and 2-3 Firewire ports on the board. Should I wait for a board with PCI express (that's what I am thinking)?
     
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    I would wait for a PCI-X board.
     
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    I see like 2 on Newegg, but they are still a bit pricey. When are they going to go mainstream?
     
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    give 'em a month.
     
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    Assuming that you have a motherboard that supports dual channel mode and it is enabled by having the memory in the correct slots your memory bandwidth is doubled.
     
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    :slap:

    if you'd bothered to click the link he provided in order to check out the specs on his motherboard, you'd have seen that it does not support dual channel mode.
     

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