Huntnsinme wrote:zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzPERK........Thats what I am asking if there would be some sort of bottleneck at the cpu, or chipset.or mobo even?
"The only advice I can offer is that the design of the northbridge accepts only a specified # of slots and their paths are designed into the chip itself,." But can you make the paths accept more data?
Generally no, not without redoing the logic inside the chip itself. If a bus is designed to move data 64 bits at a time, then trying to move 128 bits at a time is going to require more traces or reworked logic in the chip.
I should point out that I am not an expert when it comes to this subject, so don't take my word on it.
The primary purpose of the DATA statement is to give names to constants; instead of referring to pi as 3.141592653589793 at every appearance, the variable PI can be given that value with a DATA statement and used instead of the longer form of the constant. This also simplifies modifying the program, should the value of pi change.
-- FORTRAN manual for Xerox Computers