Originally Posted by xxbassplayerxx
Gotcha. With the X58 boards I've used (RIIIE, UD4P, UD9), you populate the colored slot further away from the processor first. I think it's mainly so you can fit a larger cooler.
You are correct sir! +1, per manual, red slots have to be populated for triple channel using 3 sticks first. I'm running water so I'm good w/ space. thanks
I have to say, I was quite scared installing the cpu as I heard stories about bending the pins. but everything is running smooth as butter and Im stress testing my rma fermi atm. temps are holding nice for the cpu @ 45c (opened case). So far so good for my first intel build since the legendary Celeron 300A