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Dual Channel Memory Problem


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Longhorns242

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OK my motherboard only supports single channel memory, i think that my memory is dual channel, is there any way to check what type of memory i have.

Edited by Longhorns242, 02 August 2006 - 05:09 PM.

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Neil Jones

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If the board doesn't support dual-channel, the memory will still work. It's the board that decides whether one can run it in dual-channel or not by the amount of sticks available and whether the board supports it.
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ok so im looking at my mobo box and it says DDR 400/333 MHz SDRAM: Two Slots, single-channel (2gb max), how do i know if my memory is dual channel or not
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any DDR400 memory will work in dual channel...if the mobo supports dual channel .. ANY DDR40 memory becomes "dual channel"...its not that the memory changes...it how the motherboard use's the memory..
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This had already been pointed out by happyrck but I'll say it again anyway as there is a lot of confusion surrounding this issue -

There is no such thing as dual channel ram.

Dual channel is a 'mode' of accessing the ram, nothing to do with the physical characteristics of the memory modules themselves. Hope that clears this up! :whistling:
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and you answered yuour own question in your own post if the motherboard box says that it has
"DDR 400/333 MHz SDRAM: Two Slots, single-channel (2gb max)" then you can only run in single channel mode

IT CAN NOT RUN IN DUAL CHANNEL even if the RAM says that it is dual channel all dual channel RAM means that it is a matched pair and will work great with dual channel motherboards.

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ok thank you...i just dont know anything about memory. I thought it was like reg ddr400 and dual channel ddr400 memory you could buy and my motherboard supported the reg ddr400. lol thanks again
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