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Ideal 6gb RAM configuration on mobo?


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#1 Venek

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 06:42 PM

Hi all, will be upgrading my 'puter in a little while but hoping to get an answer before I shut everything down.

I'm moving up to Windows 7 64-bit and prepped myself for it by buying a new HD (640gb, nice!) and 4gb extra RAM to go with my existing 2gb (all the same model, Corsair Dominators). I've already set my BIOS back to defaults to be on the safe side but am wondering what layout I should go with for my RAM. I have two 2gb sticks and two 1gb sticks. Currently, the 1gb sticks occupy slot 1 and 2, and I figured it shouldn't be a problem to put my 2gb sticks in 3 and 4, or does it make a difference? Would the computer be more efficient with the 2gb sticks in 1 and 2 instead because of the larger memory capacity?

If I shut down before I get an answer, that means I decided to put the 2gb sticks in slots 1 and 2.
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Posted 12 March 2010 - 07:41 PM

Put the matching mem sticks in whatever two slots are channeled together.

What motherboard?

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 07:48 PM

EVGA nForce 680i SLI, a little bit old, I know, but still rocks it.
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Posted 12 March 2010 - 07:50 PM

^^ Spot on.

Ideally, something like this:

(Intel based)

Slot 1: 2GB #1

Slot 2: 1GB #1

Slot 3: 2GB #2

Slot 4: 1GB #1


(AMD based)

Slot 1: 2GB #1

Slot 2: 2GB #2

Slot 3: 1GB #1

Slot 4: 1GB #2

#1 - First stick
#2 - Second stick

Edited by ReviverSoft, 23 March 2010 - 08:43 PM.

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 07:54 PM

^ Spot on.

Ideally, something like this:

(Intel based)

Slot 1: 2GB #1

Slot 2: 1GB #1

Slot 3: 2GB #2

Slot 4: 1GB #1


(AMD based)

Slot 1: 2GB #1

Slot 2: 2GB #2

Slot 3: 1GB #1

Slot 4: 1GB #2

#1 - First stick
#2 - Second stick


Muchas gracias, that's what I thought, going with the Intel setup. Just wanted a little peace of mind first before I dived. So...here goes! All night upgrading, woo-hoo!
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Posted 23 March 2010 - 08:43 PM

Good luck mate!
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