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My boot menu says that my memory is running in single channel. I don't think that's how it is supposed to boot up. Is there a setting I need to change to fix this?
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How are your sticks configured on your motherboard? are you running 2x2gb sticks or 4x1gb?
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2x2gb
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What slots are you using on your motherboard? You should be using two same colored slots for two sticks.
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post #5 of 11
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Yeah I am, but it still says single channel when it boots up, do I need to change something in the bios
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post #6 of 11
if you have 4 slots on your motherboard, then there are 2 channels there. some are laid out with the channels side by side like this: 1122, some are laid out with the channels staggered like so: 1212. Chances are you have them both plugged into the same channel on the mobo. Swap one stick to a different channel and that should fix it.

I have always seen better performance when using 2 sticks in separate channels, not huge differences mind you, but a little better on the benchmarks, not really anything that I noticed while playing a game/rendering video etc. though...
    
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post #7 of 11
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just wondering, am I going to see a performance gain by doing it?
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post #8 of 11
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sorry for the late update, but I was gone for a bit.

my mobo is setup like yellow/pink/blue yellow/pink/blue (2 sets of 3)

so...

my memory is in 1 yellow and 1 pink, do I need to move it over to the other side to get my bootup to say dual channel?
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post #9 of 11
like colors= dual channe slotss
    
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post #10 of 11
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so then they need to be in the same color slots?
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