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Mobo ram plugin, color significance ?

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April 22, 2010 6:58:57 AM

Color significance : Why are there four ram slots on the newer mobos, two black and two yellow, they hold the same DDR 2 ram ? I have another mobo W/ 2blue and 2 black, also hold DDR 2 ram.
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April 22, 2010 7:17:20 AM

Open the motherboard manual and see the section near the front described as RAM installation..
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April 22, 2010 8:21:48 AM

Each colour group is one 'channel'. If you have two RAM modules, inserting them in the same colour slots will allow the memory to function in dual channel mode which (in a nutshell) increases bandwidth. If you only have one module it doesn't matter. If you have 4 modules it will use both channels so be super awesome.
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April 22, 2010 5:55:11 PM

1891037,3,475233 said:
Each colour group is one 'channel'. If you have two RAM modules, inserting them in the same colour slots will allow the memory to function in dual channel mode which (in a nutshell) increases bandwidth.

Not always true. Better to read the manual that comes with the mother board or go to the board manufacturers site.
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April 22, 2010 6:00:20 PM

swifty_morgan said:
1891037,3,475233 said:
Each colour group is one 'channel'. If you have two RAM modules, inserting them in the same colour slots will allow the memory to function in dual channel mode which (in a nutshell) increases bandwidth.

Not always true. Better to read the manual that comes with the mother board or go to the board manufacturers site.
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LOL. Exactly.
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April 22, 2010 8:39:38 PM

stecman said:
Each colour group is one 'channel'. If you have two RAM modules, inserting them in the same colour slots will allow the memory to function in dual channel mode which (in a nutshell) increases bandwidth. If you only have one module it doesn't matter. If you have 4 modules it will use both channels so be super awesome.

Thanks, I don't have the manual, so I wasn't sure !
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April 22, 2010 8:40:03 PM

Best answer selected by Ian_35.
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April 22, 2010 8:40:43 PM

swifty_morgan said:
1891037,3,475233 said:
Each colour group is one 'channel'. If you have two RAM modules, inserting them in the same colour slots will allow the memory to function in dual channel mode which (in a nutshell) increases bandwidth.

Not always true. Better to read the manual that comes with the mother board or go to the board manufacturers site.
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Thanks didn't have the manual...
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