Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Use Dual Channel Memory With Amberine M Boards

Dual channel memory allows the motherboard to process data more efficiently.

Amberine M motherboards are used as an entry-level motherboard for HP computers. The motherboards provide onboard video and audio processing to ensure the user doesn't need a separate video or sound card for basic computer usage. The motherboards may support up to 4G of memory depending on the specific model. Though they are intended for basic use, most Amberine M motherboards support dual channel memory, which allows the processor to load data into different memory "channels." This process allows the motherboard to access data from more than one source to speed up processing.


1. Check the motherboard's box or item description to ensure that it supports dual-channel memory architecture. Not all Amberine M series motherboards can make use of dual channel memory, though most can.

2. Locate the memory slots on the motherboard. Depending on the specific Amberine M motherboard model you have, there may be either two or four memory slots. The plastic of those slots may be the same color or different colors.

3. Inspect the motherboard next to the memory slots. Find the letters printed near the memory slots that specify their DIMM number; they should be numbered "DIMM 1" through "DIMM 4" if you have four memory slots. Instead, they may be paired with the even slots together and the odd slots together.

4. Insert a memory module into the DIMM 1 slot, pressing down until the plastic module clips on the end of the slot flip up to hold it in place. Place a second memory module into the DIMM 2 slot, leaving the DIMM 3 slot empty if it is located between DIMM 1 and DIMM 2.

5. Install any other components needed on the motherboard and turn the computer on. DIMM 1 and DIMM 2 are on different operating channels. The dual-channel capability of the motherboard will turn on automatically.

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