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I would like to know where do I need to place my DIMMs if I want them to run as dual channel on my Maximus IV extreme-z ? I assume the letters of the slots stand for the channel and numbers for the slot # of the channel. On my mobo the order is as follows A1 - A2 - B1 - B2. So I assume I need to place them on A1 and B1? Also can I place them on the slots A2 and B2 without affecting the performance negatively? And one more thing; where can I find out whether they are running dual channel or not?
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Generally yes you're right you'd place them in A1 and B1 and there are no negatives if you place them in B2 and A2 that I'm aware of. Sometimes it's colour coded and you should just check the files that came with your mobo to be sure.
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place in two channel
verify the same amount
blissful computing
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actually it's recommended to use A2 and B2 if using only two DIMMs (maybe becase last slot has longest trace length? idk)

but some have found memory works better on those slots vs the black ones (A1,B1)
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