Dual Channel Ram Problem

December 20, 2009 at 12:46:44
Specs: XP, 2.5 gb ddr2
My motherboard intel DP965LT

I have 1 Kingston KVR 667 DDR2 2GB, and
512 mb.

I have 4 slot ram on my mother board.

I boot up my pc and it show that the ram are
not put equally.

I need to remove the 512 or got other way to
solve it?

Because my total memory is 2.5gb and
available memory is just about 2gb. Got any
ways to make it available become 2.5gb?


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#1
December 20, 2009 at 12:58:09
I don`t recommend having 2 GB and 512 MB together....now the dual channel technology is disabled & RAM is undetected....better dump 512 MB stick...or eventually try to put it in a slot with a different color...

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#2
December 20, 2009 at 13:06:29
To run dual channel memory, they need to be identical ram chips. You can't use 1pc. 2 gig and mix it with a 512 meg. You can use the 2.5 gig setup, but you have to have the ram in the right slots. You can't have them in dual channel slot configuration. Check your Mobo manual to see which slots are used for dual channel mode.

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#3
December 20, 2009 at 13:29:56
Guys, i have seen 2gb ddr2 800 and 512mb ddr2 667 running in dual channel,and i have seen some boards that don't accept(can't post) 2gb and 1gb or 512mb. I have 2 differnt 512mb ram(ddr 400 & ddr 266) and iam running dual channel.Iam just saying it depends on motherboard

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#4
December 20, 2009 at 13:43:03
"Iam just saying it depends on motherboard"

I agree. I have a Shuttle board that will run 3 sticks in dual channel mode provided it's setup right. But these are exceptions, not the general rule.

"I boot up my pc and it show that the ram are
not put equally"

Of course they're not equal. 2GB doesn't = 512MB. You can try switching the sticks around in the slots to see if you can get dual channel mode to kick in, but I doubt it will happen. Intel boards are not the best to work with.

"my total memory is 2.5gb and available memory is just about 2gb"

Where are you getting that info from?


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#5
December 20, 2009 at 14:05:06
To be honesty i never see any true advantage of dual channel, i play crysis(geforce 9800gt) in dual channel and single channel and never notice any difference(still get the same perfomance)

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