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Alright I think I know what the answer is but I'm just double checking.

On my Motherboard (MSI K9N Platinum SLi) there is two groups of ram slots.

One set is orange and the other set is green

Above the Green set it says CHA (Green) and above the orange set it says CHB(Orange)

Here is an image



Does this mean Channel A (Being CHA) and Channel B (being CHB) ?

I'm just using Generic ram nothing special.

But I would like to know the difference and would one channel go faster than the other.


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Do you know what the orange PCI plug is for by any chance?
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Put one in each color in the corresponding spot to run dual channel. hope that makes sense.
    
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It makes sense, thanks.

Sorry I lost my motherboard book and I don't know how either but its gone.

Do you know what the orange PCI plug is for by any chance?
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Place a matching set of DIMMS in the first (farthest left in the pic) orange slot, and the first green slot. This will allow dual channel. If you have another set, place them in the second of both colored slots.
    
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Do you know what the orange PCI plug is for by any chance?
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Three 32-bit Master PCI Bus slots, one orange slot reserves as communication slot.
From the site.
http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p...tinum&class=mb
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Place a matching set of DIMMS in the first (farthest left in the pic) orange slot, and the first green slot. This will allow dual channel. If you have another set, place them in the second of both colored slots.
Wrong.
The same colored are the same channel.
Channel A or B.
So you want two mathcing sticks in the same color slots to run dual channel.
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Wrong.
The same colored are the same channel.
Channel A or B.
So you want two mathcing sticks in the same color slots to run dual channel.
You contradict yourself here, sorry.

To run dual channel, you need a stick in each "channel". Here is a photo of the K9N Platinum with a pair of DIMMS in "dual channel mode".



There is clearly one DIMM in either colored slots. (One in first orange, one in first green.)
    
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Originally Posted by Choggs396 View Post
You contradict yourself here, sorry.

To run dual channel, you need a stick in each "channel". Here is a photo of the K9N Platinum with a pair of DIMMS in "dual channel mode".



There is clearly one DIMM in either colored slots. (One in first orange, one in first green.)

Yea, MSI goes against the grain and colors them the same for both first Dimm A and B slots and second Dimm A and B slots. So to run dual channel you have a stick of ram in each colors, should be every other dimm slot starting from the cpu skt side.
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Yea, MSI goes against the grain and colors them the same for both first Dimm A and B slots and second Dimm A and B slots. So to run dual channel you have a stick of ram in each colors, should be every other dimm slot starting from the cpu skt side.
I wonder why they would do that. Seems confusing because everyone else does it the other way.
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I was just going off of what is stamped on the board.
Chanb(orange)
Chana(green)
I guess the msi board I had wasnt running dual channel then.
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