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#1 2021-02-10 21:17:18

guiodic
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Registered: 2018-02-22
Posts: 1

dual channel or not?

Hi folks,

I have two 8 GB banks of RAM. Both BIOS and CPU-Z on WIndows say they are in dual channel but on Linux it seems the opposite.

sudo inxi -m
[sudo] password di guido: 
Memory:
  RAM: total: 15.37 GiB used: 1.84 GiB (11.9%) 
  Array-1: capacity: 128 GiB slots: 8 EC: None 
  Device-1: DIMM 1 size: 8 GiB speed: 3200 MT/s 
  Device-2: Controller0-ChannelB-DIMM0 size: No Module Installed 
  Device-3: Controller0-ChannelC-DIMM0 size: No Module Installed 
  Device-4: Controller0-ChannelD-DIMM0 size: No Module Installed 
  Device-5: DIMM 2 size: 8 GiB speed: 3200 MT/s 
  Device-6: Controller1-ChannelB-DIMM0 size: No Module Installed 
  Device-7: Controller1-ChannelC-DIMM0 size: No Module Installed 
  Device-8: Controller1-ChannelD-DIMM0 size: No Module Installed 
sudo dmidecode -t 17
[sudo] password di guido: 
# dmidecode 3.3
Getting SMBIOS data from sysfs.
SMBIOS 3.2 present.

Handle 0x1100, DMI type 17, 84 bytes
Memory Device
        Array Handle: 0x1000
        Error Information Handle: Not Provided
        Total Width: 64 bits
        Data Width: 64 bits
        Size: 8 GB
        Form Factor: SODIMM
        Set: None
        Locator: DIMM 1
        Bank Locator: BANK 0
        Type: DDR4
        Type Detail: Synchronous
        Speed: 3200 MT/s
        Manufacturer: 802C00000000
        Serial Number: 2AD4C7EF
        Asset Tag: 0F204100
        Part Number: 8ATF1G64HZ-3G2J1    
        Rank: 1
        Configured Memory Speed: 3200 MT/s
        Minimum Voltage: Unknown
        Maximum Voltage: Unknown
        Configured Voltage: 1.2 V
        Memory Technology: DRAM
        Memory Operating Mode Capability: Volatile memory
        Firmware Version: Not Specified
        Module Manufacturer ID: Bank 1, Hex 0x2C
        Module Product ID: Unknown
        Memory Subsystem Controller Manufacturer ID: Unknown
        Memory Subsystem Controller Product ID: Unknown
        Non-Volatile Size: None
        Volatile Size: 8 GB
        Cache Size: None
        Logical Size: None

Handle 0x1101, DMI type 17, 84 bytes
Memory Device
        Array Handle: 0x1000
        Error Information Handle: Not Provided
        Total Width: Unknown
        Data Width: Unknown
        Size: No Module Installed
        Form Factor: Unknown
        Set: None
        Locator: Controller0-ChannelB-DIMM0
        Bank Locator: BANK 1
        Type: Unknown
        Type Detail: None
        Speed: Unknown
        Manufacturer: Not Specified
        Serial Number: Not Specified
        Asset Tag: Not Specified
        Part Number: Not Specified
        Rank: Unknown
        Configured Memory Speed: Unknown
        Minimum Voltage: Unknown
        Maximum Voltage: Unknown
        Configured Voltage: Unknown
        Memory Technology: <OUT OF SPEC>
        Memory Operating Mode Capability: Volatile memory
        Firmware Version: Not Specified
        Module Manufacturer ID: Unknown
        Module Product ID: Unknown
        Memory Subsystem Controller Manufacturer ID: Unknown
        Memory Subsystem Controller Product ID: Unknown
        Non-Volatile Size: None
        Volatile Size: None
        Cache Size: None
        Logical Size: None

Handle 0x1102, DMI type 17, 84 bytes
Memory Device
        Array Handle: 0x1000
        Error Information Handle: Not Provided
        Total Width: Unknown
        Data Width: Unknown
        Size: No Module Installed
        Form Factor: Unknown
        Set: None
        Locator: Controller0-ChannelC-DIMM0
        Bank Locator: BANK 2
        Type: Unknown
        Type Detail: None
        Speed: Unknown
        Manufacturer: Not Specified
        Serial Number: Not Specified
        Asset Tag: Not Specified
        Part Number: Not Specified
        Rank: Unknown
        Configured Memory Speed: Unknown
        Minimum Voltage: Unknown
        Maximum Voltage: Unknown
        Configured Voltage: Unknown
        Memory Technology: <OUT OF SPEC>
        Memory Operating Mode Capability: Volatile memory
        Firmware Version: Not Specified
        Module Manufacturer ID: Unknown
        Module Product ID: Unknown
        Memory Subsystem Controller Manufacturer ID: Unknown
        Memory Subsystem Controller Product ID: Unknown
        Non-Volatile Size: None
        Volatile Size: None
        Cache Size: None
        Logical Size: None

Handle 0x1103, DMI type 17, 84 bytes
Memory Device
        Array Handle: 0x1000
        Error Information Handle: Not Provided
        Total Width: Unknown
        Data Width: Unknown
        Size: No Module Installed
        Form Factor: Unknown
        Set: None
        Locator: Controller0-ChannelD-DIMM0
        Bank Locator: BANK 3
        Type: Unknown
        Type Detail: None
        Speed: Unknown
        Manufacturer: Not Specified
        Serial Number: Not Specified
        Asset Tag: Not Specified
        Part Number: Not Specified
        Rank: Unknown
        Configured Memory Speed: Unknown
        Minimum Voltage: Unknown
        Maximum Voltage: Unknown
        Configured Voltage: Unknown
        Memory Technology: <OUT OF SPEC>
        Memory Operating Mode Capability: Volatile memory
        Firmware Version: Not Specified
        Module Manufacturer ID: Unknown
        Module Product ID: Unknown
        Memory Subsystem Controller Manufacturer ID: Unknown
        Memory Subsystem Controller Product ID: Unknown
        Non-Volatile Size: None
        Volatile Size: None
        Cache Size: None
        Logical Size: None

Handle 0x1104, DMI type 17, 84 bytes
Memory Device
        Array Handle: 0x1000
        Error Information Handle: Not Provided
        Total Width: 64 bits
        Data Width: 64 bits
        Size: 8 GB
        Form Factor: SODIMM
        Set: None
        Locator: DIMM 2
        Bank Locator: BANK 0
        Type: DDR4
        Type Detail: Synchronous
        Speed: 3200 MT/s
        Manufacturer: 014F00000000
        Serial Number: 00000049
        Asset Tag: 54204800
        Part Number: JM3200HSB-8G        
        Rank: 1
        Configured Memory Speed: 3200 MT/s
        Minimum Voltage: Unknown
        Maximum Voltage: Unknown
        Configured Voltage: 1.2 V
        Memory Technology: DRAM
        Memory Operating Mode Capability: Volatile memory
        Firmware Version: Not Specified
        Module Manufacturer ID: Bank 2, Hex 0x4F
        Module Product ID: Unknown
        Memory Subsystem Controller Manufacturer ID: Unknown
        Memory Subsystem Controller Product ID: Unknown
        Non-Volatile Size: None
        Volatile Size: 8 GB
        Cache Size: None
        Logical Size: None

Handle 0x1105, DMI type 17, 84 bytes
Memory Device
        Array Handle: 0x1000
        Error Information Handle: Not Provided
        Total Width: Unknown
        Data Width: Unknown
        Size: No Module Installed
        Form Factor: Unknown
        Set: None
        Locator: Controller1-ChannelB-DIMM0
        Bank Locator: BANK 1
        Type: Unknown
        Type Detail: None
        Speed: Unknown
        Manufacturer: Not Specified
        Serial Number: Not Specified
        Asset Tag: Not Specified
        Part Number: Not Specified
        Rank: Unknown
        Configured Memory Speed: Unknown
        Minimum Voltage: Unknown
        Maximum Voltage: Unknown
        Configured Voltage: Unknown
        Memory Technology: <OUT OF SPEC>
        Memory Operating Mode Capability: Volatile memory
        Firmware Version: Not Specified
        Module Manufacturer ID: Unknown
        Module Product ID: Unknown
        Memory Subsystem Controller Manufacturer ID: Unknown
        Memory Subsystem Controller Product ID: Unknown
        Non-Volatile Size: None
        Volatile Size: None
        Cache Size: None
        Logical Size: None

Handle 0x1106, DMI type 17, 84 bytes
Memory Device
        Array Handle: 0x1000
        Error Information Handle: Not Provided
        Total Width: Unknown
        Data Width: Unknown
        Size: No Module Installed
        Form Factor: Unknown
        Set: None
        Locator: Controller1-ChannelC-DIMM0
        Bank Locator: BANK 2
        Type: Unknown
        Type Detail: None
        Speed: Unknown
        Manufacturer: Not Specified
        Serial Number: Not Specified
        Asset Tag: Not Specified
        Part Number: Not Specified
        Rank: Unknown
        Configured Memory Speed: Unknown
        Minimum Voltage: Unknown
        Maximum Voltage: Unknown
        Configured Voltage: Unknown
        Memory Technology: <OUT OF SPEC>
        Memory Operating Mode Capability: Volatile memory
        Firmware Version: Not Specified
        Module Manufacturer ID: Unknown
        Module Product ID: Unknown
        Memory Subsystem Controller Manufacturer ID: Unknown
        Memory Subsystem Controller Product ID: Unknown
        Non-Volatile Size: None
        Volatile Size: None
        Cache Size: None
        Logical Size: None

Handle 0x1107, DMI type 17, 84 bytes
Memory Device
        Array Handle: 0x1000
        Error Information Handle: Not Provided
        Total Width: Unknown
        Data Width: Unknown
        Size: No Module Installed
        Form Factor: Unknown
        Set: None
        Locator: Controller1-ChannelD-DIMM0
        Bank Locator: BANK 3
        Type: Unknown
        Type Detail: None
        Speed: Unknown
        Manufacturer: Not Specified
        Serial Number: Not Specified
        Asset Tag: Not Specified
        Part Number: Not Specified
        Rank: Unknown
        Configured Memory Speed: Unknown
        Minimum Voltage: Unknown
        Maximum Voltage: Unknown
        Configured Voltage: Unknown
        Memory Technology: <OUT OF SPEC>
        Memory Operating Mode Capability: Volatile memory
        Firmware Version: Not Specified
        Module Manufacturer ID: Unknown
        Module Product ID: Unknown
        Memory Subsystem Controller Manufacturer ID: Unknown
        Memory Subsystem Controller Product ID: Unknown
        Non-Volatile Size: None
        Volatile Size: None
        Cache Size: None
        Logical Size: None

Any idiea?

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#2 2021-02-11 11:52:56

Lone_Wolf
Member
From: Netherlands, Europe
Registered: 2005-10-04
Posts: 9,022

Re: dual channel or not?

The output indicates your motherboard has 4 memory banks, and both your DIMMs are in bank 0 .
For dual channel that's  a typical placement, but to work in dual-channel mode the DIMMs need to have almost identical characterics .
Usually that's ensured by buying them in sets guaranteed to match .


        Locator: DIMM 1
        Bank Locator: BANK 0
        Type: DDR4
        Type Detail: Synchronous
        Speed: 3200 MT/s
        Manufacturer: 802C00000000
        Serial Number: 2AD4C7EF
        Asset Tag: 0F204100
        Part Number: 8ATF1G64HZ-3G2J1    
        Rank: 1

Locator: DIMM 2
        Bank Locator: BANK 0
        Type: DDR4
        Type Detail: Synchronous
        Speed: 3200 MT/s
        Manufacturer: 014F00000000
        Serial Number: 00000049
        Asset Tag: 54204800
        Part Number: JM3200HSB-8G        
        Rank: 1
        Configured Memory Speed: 3200 MT/s

Manufacturer & part Number differ so much, I'd be very surprised if those can function in dual-channel .
I suggest you open the case and compare the info on the dimms themselves to verify they're not a set .


here are the details for a dual channel set I use for reference :

        Locator: DIMM 1
        Bank Locator: P0 CHANNEL A
        Type: DDR4
        Type Detail: Synchronous Unbuffered (Unregistered)
        Speed: 2400 MT/s
        Manufacturer: Kingston
        Serial Number: CD22576D
        Asset Tag: Not Specified
        Part Number: 9965684-012.A00G    
        Rank: 1

        Locator: DIMM 1
        Bank Locator: P0 CHANNEL B
        Type: DDR4
        Type Detail: Synchronous Unbuffered (Unregistered)
        Speed: 2400 MT/s
        Manufacturer: Kingston
        Serial Number: EB22B254
        Asset Tag: Not Specified
        Part Number: 9965684-012.A00G    
        Rank: 1

Disliking systemd intensely, but not satisfied with alternatives so focusing on taming systemd.
Did you use the guided installer ? If yes, I can't help you.

(A works at time B)  && (time C > time B ) ≠  (A works at time C)

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