Hello, I just purchased 2 - 1 GB sticks of Corsair TWINX2048-3200C2 and after installing them, have no idea wether they are running in Dual channel mode or not.
I have searched all over google for answers to how to identify if your pc is running in the mode; some say look in bios, some say use CPU-Z. I've tried both. Bios gives me no options for dual/single channel, and CPU-Z says I am running in Channel: Dual for both of my sticks. Now I have done the obvious. Placed the two sticks in positions 1 and 3. My PC detects that I have 2 GB of ram in there, which is good.
Heres the important information:
Model # of PC: Sony Vaio RS620G
Bios: American Megatrends Inc.
4 Ram slots
Now I've come across a website with a topic entitled: Sony Vaio PCV-RS710G Ram Compatibility, which is a step up from my model number. The URL is: http://www.houseofhelp.com/v2/showthread.php?t=51112
. Based upon this website, apparently my mobo sucks majorly and cannot accomodate ram higher than 512 MB for dual channel purposes. It also directs me to the corsair compatibility website. Going by this information, it looks like im screwed. I just would like to know if you experts agree with this information.
If this is the case, and I cannot fully take advantage of this pretty expensive ram, what would be in my best interest? Returning the ram, purchasing the 2-4 512 MB sticks of "compatible ram", or taking apart my computer, purchasing a new mobo/processor and a Tower? Not to mention I dont even know if I can take the processor off of this computer and sink it in the new board. If I can, then I'll save quite a few bucks. Any advice would be really appreciated. Man I was so happy to finally get my ram >.<. Thanks much!