Dual Channel memory reads Single channel

Discussion in 'MSI' started by gino6678, May 28, 2008.

  1. gino6678


    May 28, 2008
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    Hey guys, first post, been having this problem over the last few days... I bought some new dd2 ram recently (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?Sku=P33-5074) its Patriot Dual Channel Viper 4096MB PC8500 DDR2 1066MHz Memory (2 x 2048MB) if you dont want to click the link. I set it to run in dual channel, one in the #2 slot and one in the #4 slot(because the cpu cooler is blocking the first slot due to the large 'viper' fins.) Anyway, i threw them in, started my comp up, everything is fine. A few weeks later i decided to OC my fsb 20 mhz, okay not a huge oc. I was in CPU Z and noticed that it read single channel(the Bios also said single channel), even though i had not touched the ram since it was first installed. Also, when i go into the system tab in windows, it reads 2.00 gb, instead of 2.75(im running 32 bit with sli graphics) But CPU Z reads all 4gb. Basically what im asking is why would my system stop recognizing dual channel if i OC my fbs, when i brought it down to 210 MHZ, it read dual channel again. Ive been searching all over for others with this problem and haven't found anything, please help if you can. :)

    my system:
    msi 570 sli ready k9 platinum
    x2 evga 8800 GT
    Patriot Dual Channel Viper 4096MB PC8500 DDR2 1066MHz Memory (2 x 2048MB)
    AMD64 x2 4200+
    gino6678, May 28, 2008
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