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post #11 of 22
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I don't think it is. I can't run cpu-z as it freezes my windows 8 OS. I don't know of any other way to check it.
post #12 of 22
Use Windows 7, lol biggrin.gif

If they indeed arent running Dual Channel then Id carefully check to see if any pins are bent on the socket mad.gif
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I can't even put in one stick in two slots closes to my processor and turn the computer on. It just powers on for a second then shuts off.
post #14 of 22
Yeah thats what happens when pin/pins are bent on the socket, If you cant see any pins that are bent then that board has two faulty RAM slots which is kinda rare actually mad.gif
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Darn I hope gigabyte will RMA it. How much faster would my computer be if I dual channel was working.
post #16 of 22
It does help alot to have Dual Channel but the fact that those Slots arent working or the fact maybe a socket pin is bent preventing the Dual Channel would bother me pretty badly
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You need to install Windows 7 to see if CPU-Z says its in Dual Channel mode or not, This will tell you everything right there smile.gif
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post #18 of 22
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I just took the mobo out and inspected the pins. I don't see any bent pins on the mobo.
post #19 of 22
Phew, Thats good !

Ok install Windows 7 see if CPU-Z says its in Dual Channel or not thumb.gif
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post #20 of 22
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I don't have windows 7.

Edit:

I was looking at the mobo and noticed on the pin side where I have a screw connecting to a grounding socket there seems to be a few scratches. The screw is located very closely to the first two ram slots. Could these scratches be the possible culprit?

Edit 2: Ok so I started up and went into my bios. I went to the MIT status and it said that in DIMM slot 1 and 3 I have ram sticks but not 2 and 4. This shows that I am running single channel right now. Also my timing are 11-11-11-28 not the 9-9-9-24 advertised.
Edited by I_Try_Pregame - 5/12/12 at 5:08pm
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