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Crosshair IV Formula | Which DIMM sockets?

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Does it matter which dimm sockets I use? I have ram with tall heat spreaders so it doesn't fit under my cooler, I was wondering if I could use A2/B2 instead of A1/B1
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Thats absolutely fine. No problems.
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It should be in the manual, but be sure RAM is in same coloured slots to run dual channel.
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It should be in the manual, but be sure RAM is in same coloured slots to run dual channel.
The Manual recommends the red slots (a1/b1) it doesn't say anything about the black ones.
post #5 of 9
I asked the same thing a week ago in the Formula Club: http://www.overclock.net/12258453-post7218.html

A lot of guys on XS seem to prefer the black slots, so you might actually benefit by using them.
    
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The Manual recommends the red slots (a1/b1) it doesn't say anything about the black ones.
Black slots are better if you use high speed memory, around 2000MHz, and may need less RAM Voltage than the red slots
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But yes. You can use either. Black or Red just make sure there in the same colour
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I have corsair veangeance 2x4gb 1600.
I'll just use the black slots, thanks.
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I have corsair veangeance 2x4gb 1600.
I'll just use the black slots, thanks.
Great, opinions on the Vengeance DIMMs?
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