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post #7211 of 13131
Quick question... I've always used the red dimm slots, since I'm fairly sure the manual said to. I've seen a few guys over on XS say the black slots are better. Are they? I haven't had a problem hitting my sig'd timings, which is what the kit is rated for.
    
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post #7212 of 13131
IN!
My first ever build and my first ever club! I have been reading reviews and watching vids on this beauty for over a week now. Order is already in at my local micro center, just have to wait for the weather to clear to go pick it up. will update with pics in 1-3 days depending on weather.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231401

this is the memory i bought. I'v heard of others having to tweak some settings in the bios to make the system recognize the right speed. i have 1600mhz only running at 1333 i believe by default. Thanks for help!
Edited by ltg2227 - 2/4/11 at 6:30am
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post #7214 of 13131
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Quick question... I've always used the red dimm slots, since I'm fairly sure the manual said to. I've seen a few guys over on XS say the black slots are better. Are they? I haven't had a problem hitting my sig'd timings, which is what the kit is rated for.
ASUS has said that CPU's with the Thuban (all 6x's) core should use the black slots.
    
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post #7215 of 13131
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ASUS has said that CPU's with the Thuban (all 6x's) core should use the black slots.
Do you mind citing a source? I pretty well believe you, but my manual said to use the red slots, and I'm wondering how I missed that the black slots are best.
    
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231401

this is the memory i bought. I'v heard of others having to tweak some settings in the bios to make the system recognize the right speed. i have 1600mhz only running at 1333 i believe by default. Thanks for help!
See formula manual page 3-10 Ai Overclock Tuner. Using D.O.C.P. this will set the memory timings and voltage.
    
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Do you mind citing a source? I pretty well believe you, but my manual said to use the red slots, and I'm wondering how I missed that the black slots are best.
I will have to get back to you I have to go now.
See also ASUS forum.
    
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Do you mind citing a source? I pretty well believe you, but my manual said to use the red slots, and I'm wondering how I missed that the black slots are best.
For your RAM speed(1600), it doesn't matter which slots are you using.
Black slots should be used for RAM speeds @1900-2000
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I will have to get back to you I have to go now.
See also ASUS forum.
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For your RAM speed(1600), it doesn't matter which slots are you using.
Black slots should be used for RAM speeds @1900-2000
Thanks guys. +rep
    
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post #7220 of 13131
quick and easy question i hope, why is it, when i insert my d 6870's in slot 1 and 2, slot 2 goes to x8 instead of x16? i thought that was how it was suppose to be installed?
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