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Does it matter which slots i put the RAM in?

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1 year ago#1
My motherboard has 4 ram slots.... 2 of them r white and 2 of them are black..... wondering if i should plug my 2 sticks of ram into the white sockets, the black ones, or mix them..

thanks
1 year ago#2
Put them in matching colors.
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1 year ago#3
Please read the instructions that came with your motherboard.
1 year ago#4
The color coding is for the channels, in mine the channels are ABAB. I had to populate channel A first, it wouldn't boot with a single stick in B.
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1 year ago#5
pothocket posted...
Please read the instructions that came with your motherboard.


k thx bro good post helped a lot.
1 year ago#6
No, you really need to read the instructions. Some motherboards suggest a certain color or order in which the memory needs to be in. Don't be a jerk.
1 year ago#7
Instructions are put in the box for a reason. Had I read them when I was first building my PC it would have saved a few hours of fighting with it.
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1 year ago#8
Break your sticks of ram in half. Then you half four sticks to put in each slot.
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1 year ago#9
Loserman15 posted...
No, you really need to read the instructions. Some motherboards suggest a certain color or order in which the memory needs to be in. Don't be a jerk.


This is true.

While matching colors are almost always the same channel, some mobos suggest populating the slot set starting closest or furthest from the CPU socket.
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1 year ago#10
Like others have said, read the instructions. I built my first computer a little over a year ago and understanding what your motherboard likes and doesn't like is kind of important.
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