ok guys, looking for the voice of experience.
I have an Asus Av8 red 2 motherboard with an FX55 (I mention due to the memory controller on the chip)
According to the docs for the motherboard there are 2 sets of 2 dual channel sockets.
eg: Dim sockets 1 and 3 (light blue) are dual channel 1
Dim sockets 2 and 4 (black) are dual channel 2
The documentation on the motherboard suggets I can use all 4 slots in a "dual channel" configuration, as mentioned above (2x2)
Notes on other motherboards on the web suggest dual channel can only be used on 2 of 4 sim sockets, so as soon as you use 3 or 4 of the sockets instead of just the 2 dual channel sockets dual channel is "turned off"
Whats the correct info on this ?
can I use all 4 slots in a dual channel configuration ?
Will dual channel be turned off if I populate any / both of the other two free slots ?
The manual for the motherboard seems to suggest the opposite of the trends of motherboards.