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P5B-Deluxe: Dual Channel in alternative slots?

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Hi there ...

I'm using a P5B deluxe with my ram installed in the typical slots expected when using 2x1gig sticks.

As depicted here:

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I'm thinking of ordering two sets of the Thermalright HR-07 memory coolers; this one:

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The problem is, as you can see in the first picture, I think my RAM is far too close to my CPU cooler fans for me to install this particular RAM cooler.

So, is it possible to shift both sticks two the alternate slots just behind each of them in their current location? I mean, from the BLACK slots they currently occupy to the YELLOW slots next to them?

Doing this would allow me to use the Thermalright cooler; otherwise, I'm going to have to use something else ...

Thanks for any input ..

    
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You can use either of the slots to get DDR2 Speeds as long as you have one stick in the first two slots and one stick in the second two slots.

If you want verification, check page 2-13 in the manual. It even says you could put them in the two inside slots, black slot closest to the CPU, and then the yellow slot in the other bank, and it would still run at DDR2 speeds. I thought you had to match colors, but according to the manual you dont, as long as you have 1 dim in each channel.
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