RAM slots

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

  1. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Gold 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

    Ed
     
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  2. dmarsh

    dmarsh Petabyte 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.
     
  3. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Cheers for that DM

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