Dual channel memory problem

July 13, 2011 at 11:35:53
Specs: Windows XP, Intel Celeron 2.66GHz/2GB of RAM
Okay so i've just baught 2x1gb of ram, both the EXACT same pieces. Both PC4200, same manufacture (Kingston), same speed and even the same part number(info from cpu-z). I have a really old mobo but the specs say that it supports dual channel and also, the mobo only has 2 ram slots so i'm not puting the sticks in the wrong ports or anything. I just can't figure this out.

The only thing i can think of is that my integrated graphics is stealing ram for making up for not having a graphics card. I doubt that's it though.

I'm very new to all this so be easy ;)


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#1
July 13, 2011 at 11:46:37
To be able to run dual channel u need
-two identical ram
-motherboard that support dual channel. If u meet the requirements dual channel will be enabled automatic, better post the board model #.
It is true IGP takes some of system memory but it has nothing to do with dual channel.

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#2
July 13, 2011 at 11:49:05
Thanks for the reply.

Like i said, very old board but i do have a link for it here =

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...


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#3
July 13, 2011 at 12:30:13
The board doesn't support dual channel, the south bridge support dual channel ultra dma 66/100/133.

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#4
July 13, 2011 at 13:56:40
kuwese is correct - your board does NOT support dual channel mode. Just in case you misunderstand how it works, dual channel mode is a function of the motherboard, not the RAM. Although there are matched pairs of RAM marketed as "dual channel kits", there is no such thing as "dual channel memory". The chipset on the motherboard is what enables the RAM to run in dual channel mode.

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/PM8PM...


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#5
July 13, 2011 at 14:49:40
Ahh i see. Thank you very much for your replies :)

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