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post #1 of 8
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Hello,

Just browsing the screenshots of OC benchmarks and have noticed that everyone's ram channels are showing as "dual" in CPU-Z and mine is showing as "single". I am running CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel.

What can this be, and how do I remedy it? or is it maybe a cpu-z error(i have tried three copies of cpu-z.

If something is wrong than it cant be helping my performance so I would appreciate any advice.
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post #2 of 8
On your motherboard, you have to put that ram in the colour coded slots.

IE, both sticks of ram in the yellow slots, or both sticks of ram in the black slots.

Do you have them like that?
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oh wow! you are right!

i installed them next to each other asssuming that was correct but the colors alternate. I will re position and post results.

Thank you very much!
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post #4 of 8
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well...im quite embarassed. I have been running that way for almost a year now!

Thank you for the advice and ah maybe we can keep this between ourselves, lol

do you think i may expect any improvement in performance?

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A little bandwidth, check some benchmarks like SuperPI, I think you'll notice a slight gain.

Dont worry, its between me and you
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well...im quite embarassed. I have been running that way for almost a year now!

Thank you for the advice and ah maybe we can keep this between ourselves, lol

do you think i may expect any improvement in performance?

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theoretically you will see a big gain.

However its quite minimal.

Expect maybe a 5-10% increase (guess)
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post #7 of 8
Usually these days you see 4 slots on most mobos.
Dual channel is using slot 1 + 3 or 2 + 4.

Glad problem is solved
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post #8 of 8
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Shaved almost 2 seconds off superPi score...not bad. If I remember correctly, I have to increase .1 to .2 Ghz on CPU for simlar results.

Thank again.
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