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hello all...

i just wanted to ask about the ram slots. on a 780i, there are two pairs of ram slots. my ram is currently installed in the first pair of slots.

i was wondering if the ram slots were like the SATA controllers, every other spot is controlled by a different SATA controller. is ram the same way? if i am experiencing a ram issue, would moving the ram sticks over to the other two ram slots perhaps correct the issue by avoiding a faulty memory controller?

thanks a bunch

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Usually when installing RAM, you want to put the sticks in slot 1 and 3 or 2 and 4. Is that how you have them installed?
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The Evga and XFX 780i should have RAM sticks in slots 0 and 2 or 1 and 3 if only using 2 sticks.
SO... RAM STICK-EMPTY SLOT-RAM STICK-EMPTY SLOT
OR the other way round.
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while these are important answers, they are not answers to my question, i was wondering if there was a separate memory controller for slots 1 and 3, as opposed to slots 0 and 2.
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I dont know if they are on seperate controllers but sometimes moving the pair of DIMMS from 0 and 2 to 1 and 3 can solve certain issues in some cases. At a guess i would say that if they are not on seperate controllers then they must be controlled by the same one but independantly.
Try it as it may well solve your issue.
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