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basically my mobo is dual channel RAM ready, if you know what i mean, but CPU-Z is telling me its only single channeled, how do i get it dual channeled

its an Abit AV8 with 2 sticks of 512mb in slots 1 and 3
    
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sometimes, with different boards, it can be slots 1 and 2.

Look at the color coding on the mobo. make sure your ram is in matching colors.

Also, the two ram sticks need to be very similar to run dual-channel.

Are your two sticks same size, type, and same manufacturer?
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They need to be matching pairs. If they aren't identical, then the chance of running in dual channel is very small. I would first however try them in slots 2 and 4.
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I had an old Asrock MB that I had to go into the bios and set the memory to Dual channel, but once I did it worked flawlessly. Make sure you've done that

I have seen memory that wasn't quite the same (different manufactures) that wouldn't run in DC unless the timings were loosened. Then they seemed to work fine.
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