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Does it matter which slots i put the RAM in?

#1HarryMaySinPosted 3/8/2014 11:25:56 AM
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
#2CaptainRandom1Posted 3/8/2014 11:28:36 AM
Put them in matching colors.
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#3pothocketPosted 3/8/2014 11:29:39 AM
Please read the instructions that came with your motherboard.
#4PhilOnDezPosted 3/8/2014 11:32:41 AM
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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#5HarryMaySin(Topic Creator)Posted 3/8/2014 11:36:00 AM
pothocket posted...
Please read the instructions that came with your motherboard.


k thx bro good post helped a lot.
#6Loserman15Posted 3/8/2014 11:43:55 AM
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.
#7CllerjPosted 3/8/2014 11:46:31 AM
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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#8Xa3r0xPosted 3/8/2014 11:46:45 AM
Break your sticks of ram in half. Then you half four sticks to put in each slot.
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#9-5xad0w-Posted 3/8/2014 11:50:00 AM
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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#10VideoGameWaynePosted 3/8/2014 11:51:31 AM
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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