Why does placement of ram matter?* Seems silly that all slots won't do the same thing.
*Acutely aware this is a noob question.
It probably doesnt these days but back in the last century when 64 mb of RAM was huge there were BIOSes that wouldnt run set up like that .
Before dual channel motherboards you would have odd things like
ram stick A in slot 0
rams stick B in slot 1
would be fine
but if you went
RAM stick B in slot 0
RAM stick A in slot 1
then it wouldnt run at all .
Things are a lot simpler these days
Maybe someone else can remember why it used to be like that .