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CPU-Z Not Displaying DC Mode or NB Frequency?

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April 14, 2010 8:58:46 PM

I currently have 2gb RAM, or two 1gb sticks, but the weird thing is that the memory tab in my CPU-Z says Dual next to the channels #, however, DC Mode and NB Frequency are both grayed out. Am I in dual channel mode? If not how do I get CPU-Z to recognize DC Mode?
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April 14, 2010 9:07:22 PM

Dual channel mode is determined by the motherboard chipset. If your ram sticks are both the same configuration (example 64x128 dual sided) then you should be running in whatever mode your board allows. The difference in performance between single and dual channel is only 5-7%; not worth changing ram or boards over. It's not even worth risking a bios flash. You can also check your manual for more information.
April 14, 2010 9:13:00 PM

Yeah, according to my motherboard manual the sticks are in the proper spots to support dual channel. I'm just wondering why my CPU-Z has DC Mode and NB Frequency greyed out, even though it says channels #: Dual?