Closed 6gb ram dual channel? Tags: Memory RAM Dual Channel Last response: July 12, 2012 2:15 AM in Memory Share Pacopag July 12, 2012 12:58:09 AM Hi. I've seen this question asked elsewhere, but I just gotta hear it again. I'm looking for a new laptop and I'm seeing tons of ads for systems with 6gb "dual channel" ram. Should I believe this blindly? Am I to assume that it is a 2x2gb + 2x1gb ram configuration? I really want true dual channel ram. How can I be sure? More about : 6gb ram dual channel nikorr a c 146 } Memory July 12, 2012 1:01:57 AM Post the link to the add. Pacopag July 12, 2012 1:04:18 AM Here's one for example (look at the 15R) http://www.dell.com/ca/p/laptops?~ck=mn I even asked a dell tech what the config is. He didn't really sound like he knew what he was talking about, but he claimed you can get dual channel ram in a 1x4gb + 1x2gb configuration. Related resources 6GB OCZ Ram Kit on dual channel MB - Forum Went from 6GB to 8GB, only recognizes 4GB dual channel . - Forum 4GB Dual Vs. 6GB Single Channel - Forum 6gb dual channel DDR3? - Forum P6t only sees 4gb dual channel of my 6gb tripple channel kit - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution nukemaster a b } Memory July 12, 2012 1:16:35 AM Intel has flex memory mode. This lets you run lets say a 4 and a 2 in dual channel. The catch is that once you get past 4 gigs(2 + the first 2 of the 4gig stick), the last stick will then run in single channel mode. 2 x 2 and 1 x 2 for 6 gigs is normal dual channel. 4 + 2 is Flex mode. Not that its all that bad(still better then 6gigs of single channel only) and many systems will call it dual channel. http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/cs... avenseth12 July 12, 2012 1:20:21 AM Since that is Dell they most likely have it setup in a 2x2 and 1x2 for 6 gigs setup nikorr a c 146 } Memory July 12, 2012 1:30:48 AM Pacopag said:Hi. I've seen this question asked elsewhere, but I just gotta hear it again. I'm looking for a new laptop and I'm seeing tons of ads for systems with 6gb "dual channel" ram. Should I believe this blindly? Am I to assume that it is a 2x2gb + 2x1gb ram configuration? I really want true dual channel ram. How can I be sure? Smells fishy, its not dual channel for sure. Flex mode, OK, but its still not dual channel. Pacopag July 12, 2012 2:11:36 AM Best answer selected by Pacopag. Pacopag July 12, 2012 2:12:02 AM Quite cool. Thanks for your replies. nikorr a c 146 } Memory July 12, 2012 2:15:14 AM It runs in flex mode when different sizes of RAM are installed too. nikorr a c 146 } Memory July 12, 2012 2:15:31 AM This topic has been closed by Nikorr Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum4gb ddr2-800 dual-channel vs 6gb ddr2-1066 single- channel Forum4GB DDR2 Dual Channel Vs. 6GB DDR2 Single Channel Forum6GB dual channel ?? in this mobo?? Forum8GB DDR3 ( dual-channel ) x 6GB DDR3 (triple- channel ) Which is better? ForumWin7 x64 show 2gb only with 6GB Triple Channel ForumWeird conflict between 3gb of dual channel ddr2 ram and 1gb ddr5 vram Forum4GB or 6GB ram for Windows 7 32bit ForumDual channel ram + Triple channel ram on a triple channel motherboard ForumDual channel with Triple channel ram Crash problem Forum6GB of RAM only allowing 4GB ForumDDR3 6Gb Triple vs DDR3 8GB Dual ForumPC hangs at BIOS screen after updating graphics driver. More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !