I installed CPU ID in my friends computer to see if the memory was registering as dual channel and I noticed that the Multi on the CPU was changing as I watched. Its a Compaq Presario desktop. Is this normal? Also the Ram will not run in dual channel.. I checked the slots and the I have two 1 gig sticks in slots #1 and #2 then I have two 512 meg sticks in slots #3 and #4. I tried taking out the sticks in 3 and 4 but no change. I have updated the chipset drivers and all the ram shows up fine in BIOS and CPUID.
ASUS M5A88-M | Phenom II X4 955 BE| 8Gb G-Skill Ripjaws DDR3 2133| EVGA GTX460 SSC| Corsair HX520W PSU