Discussion TDIL; my NCIX built PC from 2013 has been running its 8gb of RAM in single channel for 7 years

SlaKer440

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Trouble shooting some issues on my aging machine when I come to find out that my 8gb of ram have been running in single channel mode since the assembly of my machine. I paid an extra $100 at the time of purchase to have my machine built by a “trained professional” and he couldn’t even manage to put the ram into the right DIMM slots. To be fair, the board is a gigabyte 990fxa UD3 which has a weird DIMM slot arrangement (4-2-3-1) but really? Browsing the mother board manual for a total of 20 seconds would have been nice lmao. Anyways, build ur own computers boys because atleast if you make a dumb mistake you have no one to blame but yourself.
 

DSzymborski

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That must have been really frustrating! I was kicking myself just for resetting the CMOS and forgetting to activate XMP and leaving RAM at stock for a month before I noticed!

Look at it this way. Since you didn't notice until now, free minor upgrade!
 

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