Where do I place my RAM?

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  1. TheTool

    TheTool Active Member

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    Hey guys,

    I have a Asus P5KC motherboard which has 4 slots for DDR2 (Red and Black) and 2 slots for DDR3 (orange). I have 2 sticks of OCZ Platinum RAM at 1GB a pop.

    Here is a pic:
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    My question:
    Do I put one stick of ram in the yellow and one in the black or both sticks in the same coloured slots.

    From top to bottom the manual says this:

    Black = DRR2 A1
    Yellow = DDR2 A2
    Orange = DDR3 A1

    Black = DDR2 B1
    Yellow = DDR2 B2
    Orange DDR3 A2

    I have one stick in DDR2 A1 and one stick in DDR2 A2, is this the correct way or should the stick currently in A2 be in B2?

    Thanks
     
  2. RKOver

    RKOver Banned

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    Yellow DDR2 A2 and yellow DDR2 B2.
     
  3. TheTool

    TheTool Active Member

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    Cool, thanks ^^
     
  4. daveid

    daveid Ancient Guru

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    Logically thinking based on your text from the manual, you had it right the first time. If you notice that the DDR3 slot is A1 & A2, and not A1 & B1, you would assume that dual channel comes from two A's or two B's being populated, not an A & and B slot.
    An easy test though is to launch CPU-Z and see if the RAM is in dual channel mode vs single.
     

  5. yelsewshane

    yelsewshane Banned

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    Wow the color matching still doesn't work for most minds? Amazeing hehe being sarcastic it's like how much easier can they make it! Funny
     
  6. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon Ancient Guru

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    daveid: 99% of boards have it matching a stick in slot A1 with a stick in slot B1. the reason there's probably only an A1 and A2 for the DDR3 slots is because there's only two of them.
     
  7. worthy

    worthy Master Guru

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    I think someone stole your other PCIE slot! :)

    Looks like it's missing in the pic.
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2008
  8. daveid

    daveid Ancient Guru

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    Although I agree that 99% of the time (well not that high, read some more MB reviews you'll see what I mean) color coding depicts the dual channel orientation. However, like I said, logically thinking it is not the case on this board. But, I did also say that the easiest way to find out is to connect the ram and launch CPU-Z to check.
    The Manual does indeed state that for dual channel memory slots A1 & B1 should be populated. Found on page 2-15.
     
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    LOL.
     
  10. Passion Fruit

    Passion Fruit Ancient Guru

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    LOL! that black PCI-E slot looks like someones just removed it and pissed off with it!
     

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