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Old 12-03-2007, 05:34 PM   #1
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Hi,

I built my computer with an MSI motherboard a month or so ago and bought a 1GB DDR2 667MHz A-Data stick of RAM then. Just a bit ago, I bought another stick to total 2GB and to take advantage of Dual-Channel Memory. I have it installed and it is working fine, but the thing that is confusing me is for Dual-Channel Memory, my motherboard book says to put the RAM sticks right next to each other (Bank 0 and 1 I believe-I have four slots) which I do. However, what confuses me, is the first slot is green, second orange, third green, and fourth orange or something like that which confuses me like I should move my second stick to the third one, but the motherboard book is telling me the opposite?

What should I do? Thanks!
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Old 12-03-2007, 05:36 PM   #2
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download CPU-Z (google it) and open it up. then open up the memory tab and it should tell you if your running dual channel or not. if your not then switch the sticks, if your are then, well, dont.
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Is it orange orange green green or orange green orange green? Put the RAM in 2 of the same color (for example, put the 2 sticks into the 2 green slots)
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Old 12-03-2007, 08:00 PM   #4
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Default Re: Dual-Channel RAM Installation?

I've always wondered that as well.... Always thought it was the color association
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check your motherboard manual, cuz i also wanted to know tht
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if there 2 diff colors u can be 99% sure its ddr2
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Old 12-03-2007, 09:20 PM   #7
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Default Re: Dual-Channel RAM Installation?

Thanks to everyone who replied-I figured out that my current set-up was right thanks to CPU-Z.

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