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How can I tell if the board supports single or dual channel ram. I have two slots and a matched set of chips but the bios settings will not allow me to change to dual from single channel? If i knew what board it is I can stop wasting time and move on to a new unit. thx.

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Open the side panel, write down the manufacturer and model number of the motherboard and look for the specs of the board on-line

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