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ASUS P8P67 - Ram in black instead of blue slots

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Hi,

I am using a P8P67 and 2 x 4 GB RAM (as described in the signature). The following is puzzling me: in the manual of the board it is recommended to insert the ram into the blue slots (I guess it is A2 and B2). When I put it there, however, the system doesn´t boot (red light next to the ram slots is on). So I put them into the black slots (those ones nearer to the CPU, I guess A1 and B1) - here it works absolutely fine (also in Dual Channel, as confirmed with memtest86 and AIDA 64).

The question is: despite of that, could there be other disadvantages, maybe regarding performance? E.g. that Ram put into the black slot is somewhat slower? Or is it completely irrelevant whether you put it into the black or blue slots? I was just puzzled because in the manual the blue slots are recommended.
Edited by lead341 - 4/22/11 at 11:05pm
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post #2 of 7
Not sure about the P8P67 motherboard but I know with my P6X58 that the slots further away from the CPU are the first slots to use. . . Sorry can't help more smile.gif

(the motherboard should label the DIMM's also)
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Thanks for your reply. But why should these further from the CPU be used first? Is there any reason?
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I use the Black slots w/o issue
     
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Originally Posted by lead341;13239545 
Thanks for your reply. But why should these further from the CPU be used first? Is there any reason?

Normally people don't fill up the 2nd set of DIMM slots (so only 1 set is used) and to help with accommodating large heatsinks they made the first set to be filled the one further away smile.gif
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Thank you.

If you permit me another question: I checked my ram with memtest86 for about 20 hours - everything was perfectly fine. Let us assume the RAM is thus ok and the temperatures too (I am using the Mugen 2 for the CPU and in general temperatures are excellent) - what might be the reason when games like Civilization 5 still crash to desktop or get hung up?

Should I run another stability test?
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Do any of your other programs hang or crash to desktop? Might just be poor coding? (I don't know the game well enough lol)
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