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Dual Channel Compatibility

I some time ago bought some new RAM for my FX-8150 system. bought Kingston 2*8GB1600 mhz RAM. Now I've apparently found out my RAM isn't running Dual. Which is really frustrating. Checking my motherboard (990FX rev 1) the Ram isn't on the QVL list. Is it possible that this little fault om mine not checking the book has ruined my Dual Channel Hopes??

And then is there any way I can activate it? They're identical and Mobo does suppert it natively.

Specs:
FX 8150 8 core
Asus sabertooth 990FX
Samsung 120 Gb SSD
WD Raptor 160 Gb 10000 rpm
WD 2 TB
Asus 6870 direct cu GC

Thank you! would really appreciate any help!
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  1. Do you have the sticks in the preferred slot setup, 1-3 or 2-4 from the CPU?
  2. you could also check in the bios how it is detect .
  3. Tradesman1 said:
    Do you have the sticks in the preferred slot setup, 1-3 or 2-4 from the CPU?


    I have put them in the right spot according to the MB manual. It's in the 2-4 memory slots so it should have been
    right.
    Or do you mean smth else by from the CPU?
  4. scout_03 said:
    you could also check in the bios how it is detect .


    What do you mean by how it is detected?

    Actually in the Bios it does say 8 GB in the first screen, but on the memory setup info I can find both
    DIMMs where it says their speeds correct.
  5. Best answer
    Try getting and running CPU-Z (free utility program), then look in the Memory tab in the upper right, it will tell if in single or dual
  6. Tradesman1 said:
    Try getting and running CPU-Z (free utility program), then look in the Memory tab in the upper right, it will tell if in single or dual


    Thanks! I installed the program and first it said single. Then i switched the Ram Dimms to the other slots and it worked!
    It now says Dual. It seems the layout of the manual was either wrong or the slots were faulty. But now it seems right.
    Thank you very much!
  7. No worris, glad all is well now, have fun ;)
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