Dual Channel RAM on FIC AU13?

Discussion in 'FIC' started by deefault, Dec 11, 2003.

  1. deefault

    deefault Guest

    Hello!

    I have a question for the members of this NG. I've recently installed
    an AU13 (with an Athlon XP 1700+, 512MB Centon RAM x2, 500W power
    supply, WD 80GB HD, 52X CD-ROM) and while adjusting the settings to
    overclock, I realized that Dual-Channel RAM doesn't seem to be active.
    I've placed these components into other NForce2 motherboards and
    Dual-Channel DOES seem to work.

    Question: Does the AU13 acknowledge whether Dual-Channel is active?
    Other boards, like the Aopen MK79G-N flash a message like "Dual
    Channel Active" during the POST screen. My AU13 doesn't. Does such a
    message exist on the AU13?

    The more irritating issue seems to be with benchmarks. They (SiSoft
    Sandra, etc...) all indicate a 64 bit pathway. I thought the big
    point about dual-channel was a 128 pathway. (Yes, I know that this
    only results in a 2-20% improvement in performance, depending on the
    yardstick used). I guess this means dual channel isn't working. Any
    hints?
     
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  2. You will notice that at one of the DIMM slots is away from the other two.
    Make sure that one of the DIMMs is installed in this slot.

    Also, I have noticed with my Epox nForce2 board that the earlier BIOS
    versions did not have a "Dual Channel Active" message, even when it was.
    This message was added in later BIOS versions.

    --Alex


    deefault wrote:

    > Hello!
    >
    > I have a question for the members of this NG. I've recently installed
    > an AU13 (with an Athlon XP 1700+, 512MB Centon RAM x2, 500W power
    > supply, WD 80GB HD, 52X CD-ROM) and while adjusting the settings to
    > overclock, I realized that Dual-Channel RAM doesn't seem to be active.
    > I've placed these components into other NForce2 motherboards and
    > Dual-Channel DOES seem to work.
    >
    > Question: Does the AU13 acknowledge whether Dual-Channel is active?
    > Other boards, like the Aopen MK79G-N flash a message like "Dual
    > Channel Active" during the POST screen. My AU13 doesn't. Does such a
    > message exist on the AU13?
    >
    > The more irritating issue seems to be with benchmarks. They (SiSoft
    > Sandra, etc...) all indicate a 64 bit pathway. I thought the big
    > point about dual-channel was a 128 pathway. (Yes, I know that this
    > only results in a 2-20% improvement in performance, depending on the
    > yardstick used). I guess this means dual channel isn't working. Any
    > hints?
     
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