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#1 randy4467

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 12:22 PM

So I have just built a new computer and currently have 8 gigs of Ram ( 2 - 4 gig sticks ), My mother board supports 32 gigs
and I have 2 slots available. The mobo recommends i install 2 sticks in A2 & B2 slots as I have done works great!
Now the question.
I am currently purchasing 2 - 8 gig sticks so once installed will have a total of 24 gigs of ram, do i put the 8 gig sticks in A2
and B2 and the 4's in A1 & B1 or does it matter. can i just put them in the 2 available slots?
 
Thanks in advance for your help.

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#2 randy4467

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 12:30 PM

Sorry I don't know if I should have told you computer specs or not, but here you go!

 

Amd FX8350 eight core proc.

M5A990Fx 2.0 Pro Motherboard Asus

Currently 8 gigs of Kingston Hyper X ram Pc 1600

Radeon HD6970 Graphics card 2 gigs DDR5

 

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 12:32 PM

Windows 7 64-bit



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 12:34 PM

When the slots are color-coded, it's easy to figure out.

 

Each pair of matching modules...goes in the same color-coded slots.  Basic motherboard design for dual-channel RAM.  If in doubt, simply consult the motherboard manual and it should specify.

 

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 12:37 PM

Thank you Louis, I understand what you are saying and the 2- 4 gig sticks are currently in the same color slots, my question is should the 2- 8 gig sticks go in the blue slots where the 2- 4gig sticks are now? or does it matter can I just put the new ram in the other slots that are available?



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 01:33 PM

I don't think it matters :), as long as all slots are working properly.

 

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