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Hey guys, I've been having a lot of stability problems with my computer and have pinpointed it down to either the motherboard or memory. I'm relatively new to the AMD scene so I'm not sure what the proper install procedure is for the memory. I'm using the MA770T-UD3 and there are a total of 4 slots. I only have 2 sticks. Should the memory be in slots 1 and 3 or 1 and 2? Thanks and please forgive my ignorance biggrin.gif!
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Hey guys, I've been having a lot of stability problems with my computer and have pinpointed it down to either the motherboard or memory. I'm relatively new to the AMD scene so I'm not sure what the proper install procedure is for the memory. I'm using the MA770T-UD3 and there are a total of 4 slots. I only have 2 sticks. Should the memory be in slots 1 and 3 or 1 and 2? Thanks and please forgive my ignorance biggrin.gif!

There should be a section in the manual which will tell you the proper slots for dual channel - But typically, it's either 1 and 3 or 2 and 4. You don't *have* to put them in just like that (you could just throw them in any slot you want) but if they're in the correct slots, you'll get more performance out of them.
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Most modern boards put channels in 1&3 and 2&4, so for dual channel you would populate 1&2.

It should really work without errors either way, although the dual channel config will give you more performance.
This should be outlined in the manual for your motherboard.

I'd make sure they are set to the timings, voltage and speed that they are rated within BIOS, and then run memtest86+.
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Thanks so much for the prompt replies. I just checked the manual and it shows that the correct config for dual channel is slots 1 & 2.

Now it's time to run Memtest and see if I get any errors.
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