How to install dual channel?

My dimm are in this order. A1, B1, A2, B2. Both A1 and B1 are yellow while A2, B2 is black. Should i install my ram on A1, A2 or A1, B1, for dual channel? I cant follow instruction manual cause theres a mistake in there. My mobo is M2N68.
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  1. Dual channel slots are color coded. Just pick a pair, or two. Use the same size and speed modules. White id markings will identify the slot numbers, or just check the manual.
  2. A1 + B1
  3. I have one transcend 4gb ddr3 at 1333 MHz,and one Kingston 4gb ddr3 at 1333 MHz...can I put those two to work in dual channel?
  4. UserName_92 said:
    I have one transcend 4gb ddr3 at 1333 MHz,and one Kingston 4gb ddr3 at 1333 MHz...can I put those two to work in dual channel?


    Same size and same speed. I would say YES.
    Make sure your motherboard supports those brands/DIMMs specifically though, that may or may not be an issue. But, you probably won't have any problems.
  5. I need to ask this, I'm going to install 4 x 2gb on my mb.
    Dimm slot colors go orange-green-orange-green, which I find a little strange..
    So how to install and and activate dual channel properly?

    Board is K9N SLI V2.
  6. trem12 said:
    I need to ask this, I'm going to install 4 x 2gb on my mb.
    Dimm slot colors go orange-green-orange-green, which I find a little strange..
    So how to install and and activate dual channel properly?

    Board is K9N SLI V2.


    Assuming all your RAM is the same size (2GB each, I know) and the same speed (???) and same voltage (???)
    You just need to put them all in... and it should be automatic. If not, check your bios for an option and enable it.
  7. rex000 said:
    Assuming all your RAM is the same size (2GB each, I know) and the same speed (???) and same voltage (???)
    You just need to put them all in... and it should be automatic. If not, check your bios for an option and enable it.


    Well I'll just shove em all in then and hope for the best.

    And yes, they are all the same. Kingston valueram 2gb 800mhz cl5.
    But... I'm curious, 3 of them has Elpida chips and 1 has Kingston, should I be worried? :p
  8. trem12 said:
    Well I'll just shove em all in then and hope for the best.

    And yes, they are all the same. Kingston valueram 2gb 800mhz cl5.
    But... I'm curious, 3 of them has Elpida chips and 1 has Kingston, should I be worried? :p


    I don't think soo...... give it a try... then run some tests like memtest86+ and figure it out...
  9. It is dependent on the motherboard, AS WELL AS, the windows bit you are using. I have an AsRock Pro3-M Motherboard, after reading through the manual properly, I found out that windows 32-bit limits the ram to under 4 gigs. But 64-bit has no limitations. Maybe it's the windows your using, try upgrading to windows 64-bit.
  10. o1die said:
    Dual channel slots are color coded. Just pick a pair, or two. Use the same size and speed modules. White id markings will identify the slot numbers, or just check the manual.


    I have always thought this to be true, however on the asus z97-k, the manual states channel a1 and a2, and b1 and b2 as channels. However the colour coding is the opposite


    http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1150/Z97-K/E9017_Z97-K.pdf
  11. Channel A is slots 1-2 from CPU a black and a grey, for dual channel you want slots 1-3 (black) so 1 stick in each channel (hence dual), the grey are seconday slots for each (A & B) channels
  12. Tradesman1 said:
    Channel A is slots 1-2 from CPU a black and a grey, for dual channel you want slots 1-3 (black) so 1 stick in each channel (hence dual), the grey are seconday slots for each (A & B) channels


    ah thanks mate. Confuzzled me a bit tbh
  13. No worries ;)
  14. bosshoss said:
    A1 + B1

    is there any difference whether i put both of my rams on a1 + b1 or a2 + b2 ?
  15. Tradesman1 said:
    Channel A is slots 1-2 from CPU a black and a grey, for dual channel you want slots 1-3 (black) so 1 stick in each channel (hence dual), the grey are seconday slots for each (A & B) channels



    is there any difference whether i put both of my rams on a1 + b1 or a2 + b2 ?
  16. Generally the manual will suggest one combo or another, but it shouldn't matter
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