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8gb (2x4) Ram running on Single Channel problem

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June 8, 2014 10:28:25 AM

I have a Kingston HyperX Fury 8gb (2x4) 1600Mhz and when I opened CPU-Z It said that it was running in Single Channel. Shouldn't it be Dual Channel since it's a 2x4 Gb RAM? Did i do something wrong and is Single Channel slower or is it the same as Dual Channel?

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a b } Memory
June 8, 2014 10:31:24 AM

what board do you have.................. and in reality no. not going to matter.

the board determines if it runs in single channel or dual channel.

there is no single channel ram or dual channel ram.......... just ram.
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June 8, 2014 10:35:02 AM

swifty_morgan said:
what board do you have.................. and in reality no. not going to matter.

the board determines if it runs in single channel or dual channel.

there is no single channel ram or dual channel ram.......... just ram.


My motherboard is ASrock 990Fx Extreme 3. So you're saying that it doesn't matter if it says Single or Dual channel - the RAM speed is the same?
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a b } Memory
June 8, 2014 10:37:44 AM

Dual channel is faster. What slots do you have the RAM in?
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a b } Memory
June 8, 2014 10:41:03 AM

Stick the ram eihter both in the blue or both in the white slots and you will see dual channel.
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June 8, 2014 10:41:54 AM

Eduello said:
Dual channel is faster. What slots do you have the RAM in?


Don't know exactly on which slots but I know that they are placed next to each other.
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a b } Memory
June 8, 2014 10:44:44 AM

AgentCake said:
Eduello said:
Dual channel is faster. What slots do you have the RAM in?


Don't know exactly on which slots but I know that they are placed next to each other.

That's wrong for this mobo.
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a b } Memory
June 8, 2014 10:49:42 AM

there will be minor differences. but if you can get it to run in dual channel the cpu will better utilize it.........

A2 and B2 for dual channel............. 2nd and 4th sockets from cpu.

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a c 2286 } Memory
June 8, 2014 12:22:57 PM

Should be able to run in 2-4 or in 1-3 from CPU, dual channel can provide up to a 10-15% performance increase over single channel mode
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a b } Memory
June 8, 2014 12:54:47 PM

I don't think it's near 10 or 15. I think it's much less.
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a c 2286 } Memory
June 8, 2014 5:25:05 PM

"Up to 10-15%', all depends on the combo and strength of the individual sticks and MC, i.e. few AMDs will even show 10% due to an inherently weak MC across the board in their CPUs
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