You will need to look in your motherboard manual to find out.i currently have 2 sticks of ram in my pc, a 4gb stick and a 2gb stick. They are positioned right next to each other. I ordered another 4gb and wonder if it will run in dual channel or single channel and if where i put it in the ram slots will matter?
so is 8gb dual channel better than 10gb single channel?start with only the 2 4gb sticks. looking at your ram channels the cpu socket will be on the left and a 24 pin power connector on the right. install ram sticks from left to right, ram slot closest to the cpu leave open, 2nd slot install a 4gb stick, 3rd slot leave open, 4th slot install 4gb stick.
once the 2 sticks are installed try and boot into windows. If it boots into windows download CPUz and click on the Memory tab at the top, it should say dual channel.