Dual channel Ram Setup

  O-NO 14:05 14 Apr 05

I have 2 PC's that I want to run dual channel RAM in question is which Dimm do I fit them in?

I have been told "use the 2 nearest the CPU, 2 the same colour and 1 & 3".....so I am not sure what is the correct way.

Even looked at the board manual but still not 100% sure.

Motherboards are......



Also is there a way of checking it is running in dual mode (splash screen on startup doesn't show the info on the MSI one).

Hope someone can make things clear for me.

As ever many thanks for any advice.

  I. T. Mastermind 14:10 14 Apr 05

I have a dual channel mobo, Abit IC7-G, and the ram slots used for dual channel are slots 1 & 3 which are both the same colour. so use the same coloured slots but if in doubt look at the motherboard manual.

  picklsey 14:41 14 Apr 05

i have asus a8n sli-deluxe and it.s slots 1 and 3 both blue in colour.

  wags 14:45 14 Apr 05

If it's like the Asus A8V Deluxe (939 pin) then it supports one pair of modules inserted into the blue slots on the board as a Dual-channel memory configuration (slots 1 & 3).

  O-NO 14:49 14 Apr 05

looking left to right from CPU the ASUS has-

1 Blue slot then 2 Yellow

Not sure about the MSI board as I am at work.

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