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I am almost finished assembling the rig in my sig, just waiting on backordered PSU, but I heard that this board was picky about where BH-5 ram goes and where TCCD goes, is this true and which slots should I put my BH-5 Ram?
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I run my OCZ BH-5 in the Orange slots....when you go to fire it up for the first time use only 1 stick in the orange slot closest to the edge....aftewr it fires, then put in other stick
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Originally Posted by Marshall82
I am almost finished assembling the rig in my sig, just waiting on backordered PSU, but I heard that this board was picky about where BH-5 ram goes and where TCCD goes, is this true and which slots should I put my BH-5 Ram?
I think I read that the expert board is different than the regular LP's, in that you have to fill the orange slots first, and then use the yellow slots if you have more than 2 sticks.

If by chance this information is not accurate, then put the BH-5 in the yellow slots, because these slots are proven to be more stable under higher voltages, which you will need when overclocking this type of RAM.
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I ran a search and this post seemed to be the most informitave but does anyone know if that holds true for the expert?

http://www.overclock.net/636774-post13.html
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post #5 of 8
I run my RAM in the orange slots because windows wouldn't install with them in the yellow.

edit: ya thats about the best post you could have found, ncsa is about the best DFI expert on the forum IMO.
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that's right orange only, the yellow are only if you have more than two sticks. if you have a prob when you first strat up, try one DIMM in slot two, it worked for me.

read pages 26-31 of manual
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Originally Posted by amped
I think I read that the expert board is different than the regular LP's, in that you have to fill the orange slots first, and then use the yellow slots if you have more than 2 sticks.

If by chance this information is not accurate, then put the BH-5 in the yellow slots, because these slots are proven to be more stable under higher voltages, which you will need when overclocking this type of RAM.

Right, Yellow are better but only for extreme OCs and for that you usually boot with 1 stick in slot 4 which is Orange and then hotswap another stick into slot 3 and then move the one in slot 4 to slot 1 so eventually you have both in 1/3 which are Yellow but you must boot in Orange, I would personally just leave them in Orange, its plenty good enough for BH-5 or TCC5/TCCD.
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post #8 of 8
Holy Crap! You guys arent actually talking about moving ram while the pc is on are you?!?! If not it sure reads that way and should be carefull, someone could hurt their rig that way.
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