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Help with dual channel configuration

By Refwhett
Dec 30, 2006
  1. Hi, I have a Asus P5P800 SE mobo and I have installed 2 crucial 1gig DDR400 units on it. They are recognized and I get a total read of 2gigs RAM.
    When I boot the system it says that the memory is in linear mode.
    What does that mean? How can I make sure that the two units are working in dual channel mode?
    Thanks.
     
  2. TekGun

    TekGun TS Booster Posts: 156   +17

    In which slots have you put the ram? Put one stick in slot 1 and one stick in slot 3 see if that does the trick
     
  3. Refwhett

    Refwhett TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 71

    They are in slot 1 and 3. I don't know that it's not working in dual channel.
    How can I be sure about that.
    Does "Linear mode" mean single channel?
     
  4. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,088

    Download CPU-Z and select the memory tab.
     
  5. Refwhett

    Refwhett TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 71

    Great, thanks peterdiva. "Channels # Dual"
    That settles it. Lots of great info in that little program.
    Thanks a bunch.
     
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

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