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    Question Is my dual channel running dual channel?

    hi,
    currently have 1x 512mb corsair xmspro3200 in slot 1 (asus a7n8x-e deluxe) and GeIL 1gb (2x512mb) in dual channel slots 2 and 3... now as i have slot 1 being used by a different piece of ram i.e. not all same model/make will this mean that my dual channel kit isn't running dual channel?

    any info would be appriecieated

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    It isnt running dual channel. U can only use two sticks of ram to run dual channel and they must be of the same speed and size eg 2 x 512 sticks pc3200 etc. You will have dual channel if you take the 512mb corsair out and put the 512mb from slot two into slot 1.

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    I think from the manual to my a7n8x deluxe rev 1.04 it's dual channel if slots 1 and 3 or slots 2 and 3 are used together. I think with all 3 used it's single channel but I doubt there's much of a performance loss and depending on what you're doing you may find the extra ram worthwhile.

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    anyone else?will there be a preformance loss if i run 3 "single" sticks to 1GB dual-channel?

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    What should happen is that 2x512Mb should be accessed at dual channel rates but the other 512Mb won't.

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    Oops looks like I was wrong about it all reverting to single channel, sorry if I confused you mate.

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    on my Epox 8RDA3+ I have 3 sticks, and when the bios starts it says Dual Channel...

    So it is possible...

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    yeah mine does but i was not sure if it was just doing it beacause the dual channel slots where being used if you get me?

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