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P67A-GD65 Ram slots

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Last response: in Motherboards
June 14, 2011 10:32:09 PM


Just finished up a build, where im using the hyper 212 plus cpu cooler. The cooler could not fit properly with the ram in slots 1 and 3 (they have tall heatsinks) so i moved the ram sticks to slots 2 and 4, even though in the mobo manual it says to use slots 1 and 3.

My question is, will there be any negative effect of using the ram in slots 2 and 4 instead of 1 and 3 as the manual instructs?

The PC is working fine with the ram in slots 2 and 4 at the moment..

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a b V Motherboard
June 15, 2011 4:53:24 PM

It should be fine. You have dual channel RAM, so it doesnt matter if its 1 and 3, or 2 and 4.
a c 107 V Motherboard
June 16, 2011 4:21:03 AM

I think MSI is the only manufacturer that recommends using slots 1&3 first for Sandy Bridge systems. The others recommend using slots 2&4 first.

In any case it should be fine, and might even be more stable this way.
June 18, 2011 2:08:31 PM

what ram? did you install ram before the heatsink. I have gd70 with same heatsink and all four ram slots occupied. I wouldn't be able to remove or install slot 1 with the 212 on but my gskill ripjaw definately fit if installed first.
But yeah you should be fine like that until you want to upgrade to using 4 slots