TechSpot

In what slots should I install my RAM?

By BMfan
May 3, 2010
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Hi

    At the moment i am running 2 x 2gb sticks,i'm getting another 2 x 1gb sticks later this week.
    What i would like to know is what is the best way to run them?
    my options would be
    (1) (2) (3) (4)
    slot 1 - 2gb or 2gb or 1gb or 1gb
    slot 2 - 2gb or 1gb or 2gb or 1gb
    slot 3 - 1gb or 2gb or 1gb or 2gb
    slot 4 - 1gb or 1gb or 2gb or 2gb

    This is on a Asus Crosshair III with Corsair DDR3 ram.
  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,177

    Have you checked the manual to see what they recommend? If it were me I would install 3GB per channel.
  3. BMfan

    BMfan TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 479   +48

    Thanx for the reply,i have checked the manual and i can't see anything in there.
    I was also thinking 3 and 3.
  4. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 903

    The best thing to do would be to put matching DIMM's in matching slots. For example, I believe the first two slots on your board are blue, and the second two are white. Put either the two 2gb sticks in the blue and the two 1gb sticks in the white, or the other way around. This lets the ram run in dual channel, which will give you a slight performance increase.
  5. jogaler

    jogaler TS Rookie

    I totally agree with TechnoChicken. If you can provide you motherboard name we can check it out online and help you out in better way. But that is one way to install it on you motherboard.
  6. BMfan

    BMfan TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 479   +48

    ^^ very last sentence and in my system specs
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.