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I once remember reading that one of the two slots on the Asus P5K was "better" for overclocking than the other, and i can't seem to find this post anymore.

I have the choice between a Black Slot and a Yellow Slot. Which one do i use?

The motherboard manual gives no clues as to which to use.
post #2 of 24
are you talking ram id go 1-3 first
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I used the Yellow slots then i got 4GB ram and used them all ^ ^
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Originally Posted by Jakg View Post
I once remember reading that one of the two slots on the Asus P5K was "better" for overclocking than the other, and i can't seem to find this post anymore.

I have the choice between a Black Slot and a Yellow Slot. Which one do i use?

The motherboard manual gives no clues as to which to use.
I remember seeing that too. I put my RAM in the black DIMMs because thats what I remember hearing were the better ones. I'm pretty sure of it actually.
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post #5 of 24
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For now it's in the Black Slots, can anyone else say if i'm right or wrong?

+ Rep for all that helped so far, thanks.
post #6 of 24
Second to the black slots. These are many articles mentioned this. Here is one.


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Added: June 13th, 2007: Confirmation from bingo13/Gary from Anandtech here, black dimm slots are designed to be optimised for higher memory clocks/low latency clocks compared to yellow dimm slots. I found this out went revisiting Corsair 10000C5D Dominators in black dimm slots here.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=144199
post #7 of 24
as a thumb rule, you should put the first ram sticks in the slot closest to the cpu. and the other in the first slot of the next pair ofcourse.. also of refer to your mobo manual..
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as a thumb rule, you should put the first ram sticks in the slot closest to the cpu. and the other in the first slot of the next pair ofcourse.. also of refer to your mobo manual..
That is not what he is asking and is also worng in this case... He asked which slots were better for OC, according to two very experienced member of OCN the black are better and they have cited other references to support this, sorry to flame but giving this advice after people have already given the right advice is a little unacceptable
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post #9 of 24
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I once remember reading that one of the two slots on the Asus P5K was "better" for overclocking than the other, and i can't seem to find this post anymore.

I have the choice between a Black Slot and a Yellow Slot. Which one do i use?

The motherboard manual gives no clues as to which to use.
great thread I was wondering this myself... +
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post #10 of 24
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Like i said, the mobo manual doesn't say.

On the P5K-E the Yellow one is nearer to the CPU socket, and i usually use the one nearest the CPU socket for conveniance, however i decided to build my PC slowly, and get some decent cable management slowly going etc, and i thought i might as well get everything setup for the best overclock.

Gives me goosebumps knowing that tonight i'll be plugging a few USB leads in and then booting up a Quad Core GTX rig
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