Which of these is a unique characteristic of multi-channel memory?
A) Uses an additional parity bit to identify errors
B) Memory modules are synchronized to the bus speed
C) Installed in pairs or trios for maximum throughput
D) Unused slots must be filled with memory terminators
E) The memory must respond to voice commands
The answer: C) Installed in pairs or trios for maximum throughput
Multi-channel memory requires that a pair or trio of memory modules installed simultaneously to maximize the throughput. If fewer modules are used, the memory bus will only have a fraction of the available bandwidth available.
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