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MOBO: Gigabyte 990fxa-ud3
CPU: Phenom x2 550 black
ram-G skill ripjaw 8gb 1600


i switched my ram from 1333 to 1600 in the BIOS, n i was wondering about what cpu-z is showing. it says my Ram is running in single channel, i thought it was dual channel? did i put my ram in the wrong slots?

secondly, it shows the frequency as being around 805 Mhz , is that normal? shouldnt it be 1600? i dont know much about RAM.
post #2 of 10
800x2=1600... dual data rate(ddr)

and you gotta put them in dimm 2 and 4 going from left to right if your using 2 modules (sticks) can't have them next to each other..

your manual should mention how the Ram should be put in also..
Edited by JunkoXan - 12/7/11 at 4:54pm
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so i need to skip a slot on the RAM set up to be in dual channel mode?
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pretty much.. it's awkward i know but thats how it is... if you look at how other motherboards are and see 2 different colors on ram slots that shows how dual channel and tri-channel(x58 Motherboards) is utilized to get Tri-Channel and Dual Channel to work putting it simply atleast.. no real neccessity to go into the technical since as you mentioned you don't know how ram works much
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i rechecked the manual, you're right. thankfully, my cpu cooler only blocks 1 ram slot, so i was able to switch one over

im trying to figure out how to get my motherboard to attempt an unlock of my CPU's extra cores, but i dont see the feature yet. need to research it a bit more.
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glad to help, wouldn't be to hard to figure it out in terms of core unlocking, but i warn ya tho that it may not succeed and so on so be prepared if it doesn't work redface.gif it's usually within the bios check there wink.gifthumb.gif
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the bios on this motherboard is pretty crappy, i played with it a bit earlier, but didnt see the settings to attempt unlocking the other cores. need to experiment/research it more. also need to bump my multiplier up a lil bit, get more gigahertz
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the 990XA-UD3 i had was no different on crappy bios redface.gif , well you'll find it biggrin.gif good luck tho thumb.gif
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Here is where you can find core unlocker.

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Good luck

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