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Is there any difference in performance in terms of slot population?

post #1 of 5
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Hello,

does it matter anyhow if i use 2&4th slot and my 1&3rd is free? No performance decrease at all, right?
post #2 of 5
It can matter due to trace lengths resulting in skew/latency.

Check the manual for installation directions.
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Suprising! Thanks man!
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yes it really does matter.
I was running 3D mark a few weeks back and kept getting really really low Physic scores.
To my surprise it was because I had my memory sticks in the wrong slots.

After putting them in the proper slots the physics score went WAY up thumb.gif
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So it seems that 4x4GB will always be slower that 2x4GB smile.gif
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