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stupid memory question quick answer

By triiifashions
Oct 17, 2006
  1. i have 2 gb. memory,two 1 gb. sticks

    should i put 1 gb. in each channel or should i put together in one?
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    I assume you`re asking how to run your ram in dual channel mode?

    Your mobo manual will tell you which dimm slots to use for dual channel memory operation.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  3. triiifashions

    triiifashions TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 176

    is dual channel best?
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    If your mobo supports dual channel, then yes it`s the best way to run your ram and will give you a performance boost.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  5. triiifashions

    triiifashions TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 176

    sweet thanks

    im gonna shut it down and give er a try
     
  6. N3051M

    N3051M TS Rookie Posts: 2,800

    Its better than single channel thats for sure... but only if your motherboard supports it..

    If your motherboard has colour coded slots where the RAM goes, put each stick in the same corresponding colour slots eg blue and blue etc.
     
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Make sure you unplug your computer from the mains before you open it up.

    Be very careful when handling the sticks of ram as they are prone to damage from static. I suggest you either wear an antistatic wrist strap or keep yourself grounded at all times by touching the chassis.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  8. triiifashions

    triiifashions TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 176

    ok how do i know if it is working

    i went to system and i am still reading 2 gb. of ram??

    so...

    i guess it is working???
     
  9. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    It will still read the same amount of ram, it`s just that in dual channel mode, you`ll get better performance from your ram and therefore your system. See HERE for info on dual channel ram.


    Regards Howard :)
     
  10. triiifashions

    triiifashions TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 176

    thanks everyone
     
  11. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,291   +25

    Just to ease all doubts off of ur mind, download CPU-Z from here and run it. Click the Memory tab and the Channels # option will be the one ur looking for.
     
     
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