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Can't tell if I have RAM in dual channel or not? Help!

It must be those 2.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi. I built my PC in late December and already knew about the practice of putting RAM in alternating slots for Dual Channel. But my Mobo has all-black slots and the manual seems to put slots 2 and 4 next to each other, closest to the CPU. I wondered about this for a while but just decided to put them in as it seemed to tell me in the manual, though manuals always confuse me. 

 

If someone could either reassure me or correct me, I'd be at ease. 

 

This is my mobo: Gigabyte - B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4  (pcpp link)


Current build 20 Dec 2018: Ryzen 5 2600X, EVGA RTX 2070 Black Edition, 16GB 3200MHz Corsair Vengeance, Samsung 500GB 970 Evo NVME M.2 SSD, Gigabyte Aorus B450 M mATX Mobo, Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV mATX Silver case, EVGA 650G3 PSU, BenQ GW2765 27" QHD IPS 100% sRGB, Logitech G403 Mouse, Razer Ornata Chroma + Logitech K780 Keyboards, Creative A250 2.1 Speakers, SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth Headset.

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It must be those 2.

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CPU:i7 9700k, Mobo: MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC, RAM:Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 3200MHz DDR4 GPU:MSI RTX 2070 ARMOR 8GB OC, Storage:Samsung SSD 970 EVO NVMe M.2 250GB, SSD ADATA PRO SP900 256GB, HDD WD CB 2TB, HDD GREEN 2TB, PSU:Corsair CS 650 M Gold, Display(s):Samsung P2470HD, SAMSUNG LS24E390HL, Cooling:Fazn CPU Cooler Aero 120T, Keyboard: Corsair K95 Platinum RGB mx Rapidfire, Mouse:Razer Naga Mouse 2014Headset: Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma, Sound: Logitech X-540 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Oh shite!! I've been running single channel! And my CPU depends on RAM speeds quite heavily!

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Current build 20 Dec 2018: Ryzen 5 2600X, EVGA RTX 2070 Black Edition, 16GB 3200MHz Corsair Vengeance, Samsung 500GB 970 Evo NVME M.2 SSD, Gigabyte Aorus B450 M mATX Mobo, Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV mATX Silver case, EVGA 650G3 PSU, BenQ GW2765 27" QHD IPS 100% sRGB, Logitech G403 Mouse, Razer Ornata Chroma + Logitech K780 Keyboards, Creative A250 2.1 Speakers, SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth Headset.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Constantin said:

It must be those 2.

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I'm going to try that configuration right now. Be back to reply in a bit. Thanks very much!


Current build 20 Dec 2018: Ryzen 5 2600X, EVGA RTX 2070 Black Edition, 16GB 3200MHz Corsair Vengeance, Samsung 500GB 970 Evo NVME M.2 SSD, Gigabyte Aorus B450 M mATX Mobo, Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV mATX Silver case, EVGA 650G3 PSU, BenQ GW2765 27" QHD IPS 100% sRGB, Logitech G403 Mouse, Razer Ornata Chroma + Logitech K780 Keyboards, Creative A250 2.1 Speakers, SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth Headset.

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Slots 1 and 3 are part of channel A. Sots 2 and 4 are part of channel B. If you have them in 2 and 4 then you are only using channel B. So you would be running in single channel. If you want dual channel then you need to put them in either slots 1 and 2, or 3 and 4.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, MkaiL said:

Your manual clearly shows you where to put them on page 10:

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That table made no sense to me. Maybe because I was getting frustrated. Even just now it took me a while to figure out it says DDR4_1 to DDR4_4... duh! I've just put them in the right slots then. Thank goodness it's so damn easy. 


Current build 20 Dec 2018: Ryzen 5 2600X, EVGA RTX 2070 Black Edition, 16GB 3200MHz Corsair Vengeance, Samsung 500GB 970 Evo NVME M.2 SSD, Gigabyte Aorus B450 M mATX Mobo, Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV mATX Silver case, EVGA 650G3 PSU, BenQ GW2765 27" QHD IPS 100% sRGB, Logitech G403 Mouse, Razer Ornata Chroma + Logitech K780 Keyboards, Creative A250 2.1 Speakers, SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth Headset.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Here we are! Dual Channel. I'm such a noob. Thanks for the help everyone!! :)

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Current build 20 Dec 2018: Ryzen 5 2600X, EVGA RTX 2070 Black Edition, 16GB 3200MHz Corsair Vengeance, Samsung 500GB 970 Evo NVME M.2 SSD, Gigabyte Aorus B450 M mATX Mobo, Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV mATX Silver case, EVGA 650G3 PSU, BenQ GW2765 27" QHD IPS 100% sRGB, Logitech G403 Mouse, Razer Ornata Chroma + Logitech K780 Keyboards, Creative A250 2.1 Speakers, SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth Headset.

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