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Solved: Dual Channel Running as Single

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Koroshiya, May 15, 2007.

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  1. Koroshiya

    Koroshiya Thread Starter

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    Ok, I've have my computer since January and it's been running pretty good. Although, I've noticed that I'm not getting the frames, in games, that I should be.

    I've got 1GB of DDR2 PC2-6400 and a 2.6GHz~ AMD Dual-Core. But, I can't run games like World of Warcraft or Oblivion at ultra-high graphics. Even if I've only got 1GB of RAM, PC2-6400 should be well up-to-speed to handle these games.

    One day, as I was restarting, I noticed that my RAM is running Single Channel, when I have Dual Channel. I went into my BIOS and looked around, but there's no setting to switch the channel of my RAM. So, I went to American Megatrend's to find an update, but it seems I'm well up-to-date.

    What can I do to fix this? Or could my motherboard be limiting it?
     
  2. Rich-M

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    For dual channel, you need two identical sticks of ram and you skip a row when installing ram so you would put a stick in first and third row.
     
  3. bigbear

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    They are also coloured the same
     
  4. Koroshiya

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    They are definitely identical, two 512MB sticks of GEiL DDR2/800 PC2-6400. A question, though, does running dual channel significantly affect performance?
     
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