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Motherboard memory slots

I have 4 slots for memory, at present I am using 2 slots, 1 gig each. The other 2 slots are the same size but are a different color, why is this?
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  • supg59 Dec 22, 2008

    does this mean i can add an additional 2 gig of memeroy?

  • supg59 Dec 27, 2008

    thanks......................., dave

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Alot of motherboard manufacturers use different colors to identify between banks 1,2 and banks 3,4. Hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 21, 2008

  • Roy Lonsinger
    Roy Lonsinger Dec 22, 2008

    Yes as long as it's the same type/speed as what you already have installed. If you try to mix RAM it will make the faster RAM run at the speed of the slowest chip you have installed. That would defeat the purpose of buying faster RAM. Hope this helps.

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Also known as DIMM 1.

Ram memory ALWAYS has to be in this ram memory slot.
The Processor reads ram memory Slot 1 first.

2) The Blue ram memory slots are Slot 1 (DIMM 1), and Slot 3.
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The Black ram memory slots are Slot 2 (DIMM 2), and Slot 4.
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May look good on paper, but in actual use in the field it's cr@p.
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Sold with the advertising scheme of 'Dual Channel', but really just means the two ram memory modules, (Or four), are -> alike.

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