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Does it matter which channel RAM is placed in?

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April 30, 2010 1:07:31 AM

I'm currently building a computer for a friend, and I'm finding that the CoolerMaster Hyper 212 heatsink and fan is being obstructed by the ram somewhat on the Gigabyte board. I was wondering if it matters what channel is used for a dual-channel DDR3 set up. as in, instead of using 1st slot and 3rd for the two sticks, could I use the 2nd and 4th?

Thanks in advance!

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April 30, 2010 1:16:34 AM

Yes, you could move them, and yes you'd still have the dual channel operation.
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April 30, 2010 1:48:14 AM

Thank you T_T. :) 
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April 30, 2010 2:06:13 AM

Read the manual. I think you will find it certainly does matters....if you had given us the model, wuda looked it up for you.

For example, the p55a-ud3p manual shows two possibilities (pg 16):

2 modules, one in DDR3_1 and DDR3_3
4 modules in all 4 slots


DDR3_2 is the 1st one you come to going left to right from the CPU
DDR3_1 is the 2nd one you come to going left to right from the CPU
DDR3_4 is the 3rd one you come to going left to right from the CPU
DDR3_3 is the 4th one you come to going left to right from the CPU

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/Manual_D...

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