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For the asrock p67 Extreme4..I head with aftermarket cooler it blocks the first ram slot. So would I put it in 2 and 4th one?
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post #2 of 15
Do you have 1 stick or 2?

If its just one stick then it doesn't really matter which slot you put it in. If you have 2 though they need to go in 2 and 4 for dual channel.
    
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For Sandy Bridge, you're right: 2 and 4.

So, it's the opposite of the way it was on socket 775 boards. I'm guessing that this has something to do with the way the Sandy Bridge CPUs have been designed (or with the way all 1155 boards have been designed).
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post #4 of 15
So, you have 2 sticks of RAM? in that case they should be put in slot #2 and slot #4 to match the colour coding
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Are the ram slots the same colour side by side or alternating? ie: RED/RED/Black/Black or RED/BLACK/RED/BLACK?
Ideally you want them in the same colour slots but if you can you can still run them but it will not be in a dual channel/ Triple channel mode.
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post #6 of 15
If you still have your manual it will clearly say where to put them.
in my experience 2 modules will be in the 2nd and 4th slot.
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post #7 of 15
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Are the ram slots the same colour side by side or alternating? ie: RED/RED/Black/Black or RED/BLACK/RED/BLACK?
Ideally you want them in the same colour slots but if you can you can still run them but it will not be in a dual channel/ Triple channel mode.
With Sandy Bridge (socket 1155 motherboards), the memory goes in slots 2 and 4 (the board has 4 slots).

As far as I know, the slot colors have always been alternating for Intel boards.
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Yea. The board makers are moving the first two Memory slot to 2 and 4 instead of 1 and 3, for INtel and AMD, due to problems with Large CPU coolers getting in the way of slot 1 ..


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Yea. The board makers are moving the fist two Memory slot to 2 and 4 instead of 1 and 3 due to problems with Large CPU coolers getting in the way..
The CPU socket is also closer to the memory slots, especially when compared to socket 775. Instead of being off to the left (closer to the back ports), it's now dead center (that is, when thinking in terms of left and right).
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Alright, I am just making sure so when I get my board today I can hopefully get it to work. Cross fingers
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