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It has been some time since I posted. If this thread belongs with my other (which was in the motherboard section I believe) I do apologize and request the move. Otherwise I can take any assistance here.

Last time I was here I was asking about rebuilding my old computer... had a new case, psu, and video card... but was having issues with my motherboard.

I have a new motherboard now! lol...

My question though is about the RAM.

I have six slots and six sticks (4@1gb and 2@2gb) of ddr3.

Here is a page from my motherboard manual.

http://downloadmirror.intel.com/19452/eng/DX58OG_ProductGuide01_English.pdf

To this newbies eyes it looks like I will need either 3 and 3 or 6 of a kind... it doesnt look like I can use 2 and 4... please say Im wrong.

If I am wrong... if I can use 2@2gb and 4@1gb... where do I place them? My guess would be to put the 2gb sticks in dimm 1 and dimm 2...

Please help!
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  1. eatsdirt said:
    It has been some time since I posted. If this thread belongs with my other (which was in the motherboard section I believe) I do apologize and request the move. Otherwise I can take any assistance here.

    Last time I was here I was asking about rebuilding my old computer... had a new case, psu, and video card... but was having issues with my motherboard.

    I have a new motherboard now! lol...

    My question though is about the RAM.

    I have six slots and six sticks (4@1gb and 2@2gb) of ddr3.

    Here is a page from my motherboard manual.

    http://downloadmirror.intel.com/19452/eng/DX58OG_ProductGuide01_English.pdf

    To this newbies eyes it looks like I will need either 3 and 3 or 6 of a kind... it doesnt look like I can use 2 and 4... please say Im wrong.

    If I am wrong... if I can use 2@2gb and 4@1gb... where do I place them? My guess would be to put the 2gb sticks in dimm 1 and dimm 2...

    Please help!



    What kind of RAM sticks do you have, usually as long as they are the same brand they should work, some need to be the same class, but yeah.
  2. To this newbies eyes it looks like I will need either 3 and 3 or 6 of a kind... it doesnt look like I can use 2 and 4... please say Im wrong.

    If I am wrong... if I can use 2@2gb and 4@1gb... where do I place them? My guess would be to put the 2gb sticks in dimm 1 and dimm 2...


    From the manual, pg 38:
    "Optimal memory performance can be achieved by installing matched DIMMS of equal
    speed and size in each channel. "

    3 channels. A, B, C. Put the 2 x 2GB in one channel, and the 4 x 1GB in the other two channels.
  3. GOM3RPLY3R said:
    eatsdirt said:
    It has been some time since I posted. If this thread belongs with my other (which was in the motherboard section I believe) I do apologize and request the move. Otherwise I can take any assistance here.

    Last time I was here I was asking about rebuilding my old computer... had a new case, psu, and video card... but was having issues with my motherboard.

    I have a new motherboard now! lol...

    My question though is about the RAM.

    I have six slots and six sticks (4@1gb and 2@2gb) of ddr3.

    Here is a page from my motherboard manual.

    http://downloadmirror.intel.com/19452/eng/DX58OG_ProductGuide01_English.pdf

    To this newbies eyes it looks like I will need either 3 and 3 or 6 of a kind... it doesnt look like I can use 2 and 4... please say Im wrong.

    If I am wrong... if I can use 2@2gb and 4@1gb... where do I place them? My guess would be to put the 2gb sticks in dimm 1 and dimm 2...

    Please help!



    What kind of RAM sticks do you have, usually as long as they are the same brand they should work, some need to be the same class, but yeah.


    It is all Samsung... it is what came in my old dell, so it was working together before... but, im just wondering if my new motherboard makes a difference... and where I should place the RAM if it will be ok
  4. USAFRet said:
    To this newbies eyes it looks like I will need either 3 and 3 or 6 of a kind... it doesnt look like I can use 2 and 4... please say Im wrong.

    If I am wrong... if I can use 2@2gb and 4@1gb... where do I place them? My guess would be to put the 2gb sticks in dimm 1 and dimm 2...


    From the manual, pg 38:
    "Optimal memory performance can be achieved by installing matched DIMMS of equal
    speed and size in each channel. "

    3 channels. A, B, C. Put the 2 x 2GB in one channel, and the 4 x 1GB in the other two channels.


    Ok, thats what i thought it meant at first too... but then the diagram shows (the one with only 3 sticks) matching sticks being placed in seperate channels... look closely, it has 1 stick in A 1 stick in B and 1 stick in C... why?
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    eatsdirt said:


    Ok, thats what i thought it meant at first too... but then the diagram shows (the one with only 3 sticks) matching sticks being placed in seperate channels... look closely, it has 1 stick in A 1 stick in B and 1 stick in C... why?


    Right. If you have only 3 sticks....one in each channel. A, B, C
    Since you have 6 sticks...2 in each channel. Matched within the channel.
  6. USAFRet said:
    eatsdirt said:


    Ok, thats what i thought it meant at first too... but then the diagram shows (the one with only 3 sticks) matching sticks being placed in seperate channels... look closely, it has 1 stick in A 1 stick in B and 1 stick in C... why?


    Right. If you have only 3 sticks....one in each channel. A, B, C
    Since you have 6 sticks...2 in each channel. Matched within the channel.


    Awesome. Thank you so much!
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