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RAM slots

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by zxspectrum, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Hello all

    When putting in RAM on a computer, you are meant to match it up etc as well as matching the slots up, so does putting the ram in opposite slots mean a performance issue RAM wise?

    Cheers

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  2. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    Depends on the mobo and chipset.

    Generally you have dual or triple channel, which means modules must be ganged / matched.

    If unmatched you risk losing the dual/tripple channel and yes memory will run slower.

    Each bank will then run independently at the speed of the slowest module in the bank.
     
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    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Cheers for that DM

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