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Old 10-26-2005, 07:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default bios setting for dual channel DDR

Well here's my setup:

NEC Black IDE DVD Burner Model ND-3540A - OEM

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer

seagate 200GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

eVGA 256-P2-N376-AX Geforce 6800GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

Thermaltake Silent Purepower W0014RU ATX 480W Power Supply - Retail
Model #: W0014RU

CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model VS1GBKIT400 - Retail

AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Venice 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3500BPBOX - Retail
Model #: ADA3500BPBOX

Leadtek TV2000XP/EXPERT PCI Interface TV/FM Tuner Card, REMOTE - Retail

* Model #: TV2000XP/EXPERT
* Item #: N82E16814122180

MSI K8N Neo4-F Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

* Model #: K8N Neo4-F
* Item #: N82E16813130491
I have a couple questions actually:

is there a bios setting to setup my memory for dual channel. I plugged the memory sticks into the right slots but it boots up as single channel.

Also when I booted up with winxp pro to install I notice it recognized my partition as being 130gb? is that correct? I thought I bought a 200gb. What is the difference between NTFS (quick) and just NTFS for installing windows?

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Old 10-27-2005, 04:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Try different slots (or check in CPU-Z) as it goes into dual channel automatically.

Don't use NTFS quick, as it is best to do the slow one for a proper format.

And you will have to create partitions for the harddrive to get the full capacity. (I think SP2 made it possible for larger drives.)

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