How to know if your PC’s RAM is dual channel or not

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    The easiest way would be to download CPU-Z (it’s only a few Megabytes). Next, run the program and go to the ‘Memory’ section. If your RAM is dual-channel it would be mentioned in the “Channel” details.

    P.S. This is only for Windows 10. There may be other settings hidden within Windows that tell the RAM configuration but I haven’t come across one.

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    Press Ctrl+Alt+Del, then go to task manager.

    The Task Manager panel opens, click on the performance tab on the top and you get an overview of all the components and how they’re working.

    Press on the memory tab and you’ll see the specifications and graphs of your RAM sticks. Upon inspection you’ll see the Slots used section. That will depict whether you’re using dual channel or single channel RAM. (be sure to put sticks that are of the same capacity in order for it to run in Dual channel otherwise it’ll be single channel even if all the slots are filled)

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    Your ram is dual channel if it is put in the right slots.

    You know it by reading the user’s manual of your motherboard.

    Most cases, the slot A2 and B2 are the one to fill first. (The second and fourth slot from CPU)

    Some motherboards, but it’s rarer, recommend using A1 and B1 slots first.

    Keep in mind, it is best to use ram of the same brand and same speed. But dual channel can sometimes work with different brands/speeds, although I do not recommend it.

    Dual channel memory is automatic and does not need to be activated manually by the user.

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    if your motherboard has 2 ram slots filled, it is dual-channel if it occupies one slot, it is single-channel and if it occupies 4 slots, it is quad-channel.

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    Check for the properties of Memory..

    Open RUN , then type “msinfo32″ & enter. Now you can check.

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    Yes, of course, faster RAM benefits every single thing in your computer, it will feel faster in every way, and multitasking will get better, only slightly so, but still better.

    Other workloads that would benefit at least as much as gaming, probably even more would be, 3D Rendering, Video Editing, Scientific simulations, data science, Machine learning, and some other scenarios that task the CPU to it’s limits with a steady flow of data.

    That said, any of those workloads, including gaming will not get otherworldly faster by just having dual channel RAM, it’s a small benefit at best. Unless you’re really saturating the CPU’s cache and moving a lot of data from RAM to the CPU, something that may happen in some scientific scenarios, but mostly in the server/data center realm. That’s why high-end server motherboards are actually capable of running 8 or more sticks of RAM in quad channel of even more.

    Yes, as long as both RAM sticks are capable of running at the same speed and timings, they should run fine in a dual channel configuration. In fact, the ram that makes up “dual channel kits” is really just two of the same sticks also sold individually. The only real advantage of buying a dual channel kit is you are certain that the sticks really are the same exact specs and timings down to all the various RAS, CAS, etc. subtimings.

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    Practically, the double. When in dual channel, the computer reads and writes from the two RAM modules alternately, so it’s almost the double the reading/writing speed of a single module.

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    I have done this myself, I initially bought one 8 GB DDR 4 stick, the RAM stick had a sticker with all the tech info and the model number set by the manufacturer. I took picture of that sticker and searched eBay by that model number and specs and was able to find 3 more sticks of the same RAM (a 16 GB kit and 1 single 8 GB.

    I would advise that you purchase your first stick or kit of RAM from a well established manufacturer. I went with Crucial Ballistix Sport, if you buy from an obscure brand or manufacturer it may be difficult to find identical sticks ( the technical term is module) later on.

    If you are mixing and match RAM modules of different models and manufacturers, make sure the speeds match up. As others have correctly mentioned, your motherboard will default the settings for all RAM based on the settings of RAM module with the lowest specs.

    My motherboard allows me to overclock RAM since all my RAM modules are of identical speeds I was able to this however at higher CL timings, when I lowered the CL the computer would boot loop. This makes me think the RAM modules I have are not truely identical.

    My PC runs fine at the higher CL, if you are not the type who is concerned about the granular settings of your RAM it is feasible to buy RAM modules at separate times, as long you are aware of the potential drawbacks and don’t mind them, I certainly did not. I use my PC for 1080p gaming at medium to high settings and the usual other stuff. If you are doing heavy video editing, you don’t want to spare any expenses then.

    There are no 6GB DIMM modules available in the market. Some PC’s have 8+4gb paired to work together, which does work.

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