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My Friend has a AthlonXP 2500+ barton and a Soltek mobo that supports Dual Channel RAM.
Hes got two 512MB sticks of RAM in there, both DDR333, the mobo supports upto DDR400 RAM.
Couldnt find anything in the BIOS, and theres 3 dimms for RAM.
Slot 1 and Slot 2 are Yellow and Black.
But slot 3 is also yellow.
So I thought DC mode, I'd put the RAM in slot 1 and 2, or both of the yellow slots.
After benchmarking both, the results were identicle.
So it isnt in DC mode.
One is Kingston, other is another brand I forget.
Well Ash, to have RAM run in dual-channel mode dual channel slot 1 and 3 should you don't have to, put should have paired RAM like Corsair so they are guaranteed to work together in DC mode.
If I may quote a paragraph : What are some of the benefits of using paired memory?
Since the memory sticks are packaged together after they have been tested together makes sure the modules that the end-user receives will be stable and perform well.
Mixing different memory could lead to system instabilities or the memory modules might not run together due to compatibility issues.
This takes the guesswork out of choosing memory for a dual channel motherboard.
In addition, we feel that since memory speeds are not getting much faster, this give memory manufacturers another stepping-stone before moving to faster memory.
Recently many other manufacturers have also started producing these paired memory kits.
Well Charles, I knew that What I dont know, is dual channel slot 1 and 3 dimms to put the RAM in, for it to run in dual channel mode I have 3 dimms you have to run equal size 256 modules in slot 1 and slot 2, which combine for the first channel, then a 512 module in slot 3, which represents the second channel.
You should go the mainboard manufacturer's website and download the mainboard manual.
In there you should find your answer.
I just bought a stick of 512MB I have a GiGabyte MO.
It has 2 orange and 2 purple slots.
Is it possible to run dual channel and if so what slots do I put it in and how do I "turn on" dual channel?
Joylaine sorry I did some of this RAM stick configuration myself.
I have a Gigabyte P4 Titan with 4 slots with 2 orange and 2 purples.
I had a 256 DDR, and got a 512 stick from my friend.
Then i found a nice deal online for 2x 512s with Dual Channel.
So i bought that.
During boot the mobo decided to run at Single Channel.
I then removed the old cards.
Booted at Dual channel without any change in BIOS settings.
Gigabyte mobos should auto sense Dual Channel memory, however it wont work unless the memory sticks are the same size.
I haven't tried with 2x1024.
Well I have a 256 and a 512 also.
So if I go out and purchase a new Stick of 512, and remove the 256 then it will run Dual Channel?
Thanks so much Sorry Joylaine, i don't think it works that easily.
Timing might be different between the two sticks.
As was posted in the initial posts if anyone wants to run dual channel memory it is best that they buy them in the dual channel packages.
When you buy the ram ask for dual channel.
Basically they are tested to be same timing so they work well together.
Even if you buy the same brand but two separate sticks they might not work as well.
Also the dual chanel slots are usually the first ones on the left.
If you have pairs of slots then its first on the left.
If you have all 4 together then every other one.
You cannot run 2 x 256 and 1 x 512 or anything of the sort.
I have installed 2 X pc3200 512 mb ddr400.
One stick may have timings to respond to the other stick.
I'm going to go in a slightly different direction.
I have DDR which supports dual channel.
Is it possible to go from a 200 pin pc3200 SoDimm that best way to make money football betting at 400mhz to something like a 200 pin Pc5300 SODimm that runs at 667 Mhz?
Your motherboard will only support the max type specified.
If you mix ram, it will run at the slowest speed available if it doesn't work or burn out your system first.
I have a weird problem when I try to run dual channel RAM, when I boot the computer up it runs for about 4 seconds then shuts itself down for a few seconds, then boots itself up again, and the process goes on until I cut the power.
I know dual channel mode works because the computer has actually worked with dual channel a few lucky times.
Anybody have any ideas on what is wrong?
Some BIOS come with the option of setting dual channel on or off, turn it on only if you have two matching sticks.
Remember as far as matching Dual channel slot 1 and 3 goes, size doesn't matter, you can have dual channel RAM with a 512 and 256 sticks and still be dual channel if they are matched.
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What is Dual Channel Memory and Why Does it Matter? (w/ Benchmarks)
GIGABYTE - Product - Motherboard - Overview Maybe you should try installing the two sticks in different coloured ram slots- one in yellow and one in red of the mobo in the above link.:cool2: Try alternate slots- Slot 1(yellow) and slot 3(red)- or slot 2 and slot 4- and then report.
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