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ANyone with gigabyte 8sq-800 or other dual channell board??

By dsecker
May 14, 2003
  1. Hi all,

    I have just installed a Gigiabyte 8SQ800 Motherboard - I have installed the ram chips in separate channels as specified but when booting up the PC says, beneath the memory check, Dual Channel: Single 128bit processing. Does this mean Dual channel RAM has been activated or not? There is nothing in the manual about determining this in the BIOS or in any other way.

    Any comments greatly appreciated.

    Dave Secker,

    London, UK.
     
  2. Steg

    Steg TS Rookie Posts: 269

    i dont *no* this - im guessing - but that doesnt sound right - have u had a look though the bios? no options? try installing the ram in different slots if u have more than 2 - other than that im stumped

    Steg
     
  3. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    Read the manual - it should tell you what you need to know.

    My thoughts: I think that your mainboard automatically switches to dual-channel if you installed your memory correctly (matched pairs in correct slots).

    A quote from a website I visited ...

    "... Dual DDR Architecture again features 2 64bit controllers combining to create a 128bit memory interface. The two 64bit controllers work independently and theoretically outperform a single 128bit controller ..."

    so it looks as if you are already operating in dual-channel mode (Dual Channel: Single 128bit processing).
     
  4. dsecker

    dsecker TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sounz right!

    That sounds right Nic,

    Again,

    Thanks.

    Dave.
     
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