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Quad Channel vs Dual Channel

I'm trying to find out what I have to do to my new ASRock X299 Taichi MOBO to get it to run in quad channel instead of dual. Is there a BIOS setting I'm not seeing?

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The links were not clear but

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Thanks...BUT

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I have a 128GB (8 sticks, 16GB each) Corsair Dominator Platinum package, so All slots are populated with the same RAM. The system recognizes all 8 sticks. but is only using 4, and running in Dual Channel instead of Quad. I have an I7-7820X CPU (LGA 2066) running it.

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You're welcome but

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I didn't find a lot of Corsair sticks on the support list.

Also you didn't tell me if the BIOS was current.

If this was mine I'd start with just 4 sticks in the slots documented by the manual then test again. It's possible that bus loading may cause this to be only a 4 stick support or other limitations. But the BIOS is key here since it's where memory support starts.

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maybe...maybe not ??

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I'm probably gonna try updating the BIOS first
Then we'll see what happens

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Here's a thing.

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For some boards, you must talk to the motherboard support line. Why? Because sometimes the stock BIOS settings are not good enough to enable the more esoteric configurations. As I'm not their support I can only go over the usual and once that's done, we are going back to the maker.

They will definitely ask about the BIOS version and may send you away if you are not using memory on their support list. Be sure of that before the call. If the memory is not on the list, be sure to have the full make and model sticks handy for the call.

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