BUT if a user is installing dual channel memory it suggests installing the pair into either: 3_2/3_1 (or 3_4/3_3).
My question is, which sets of slots should I use for each pair I have? Do I install them one pair per channel (one set to Channel A and one set to Channel B)? Or do I install pairs across channels (each as an AB channel setup — one set to 3_2/3_1 and one set to 3_4/3_3)?
I would just run the matched pairs in each set of slots that are next to each other. They are separated by a wider space. Gigabyte should have made them color coded, but I guess it didn't match the rest of the board's color scheme.
Well you have 4 identical sticks so actually it doesn't matter in your case.
But the manual is saying 1+2 is one pair and 3+4 is the other pair. To utilize both channels ie dual channel you want a stick in both channels; A and B. Channel A is 2+4 and channel B is 1+3. Weird numbering system gigabyte has going on usually its 1-2-3-4. But it's the same as the other z68 mobos that are color coated. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... One pair in the white slots, the other pair in the blue slots.