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I have bought a 2x2 gig ram upgrade from 1 gig for my computer. I have an msi p965 motherboard where should I plug th two ram modules into. I have a choice of two orange or two green inputs? what are your thoughts Best regards Steve

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Steve, the ram memory slots are coded in a color.

Two ram memory slots of the SAME color are One Channel.

Use one Green ram memory slot, and one Orange ram memory slot, enables the ram memory to be Dual Channel.

[NOTE*
IF, the ram memory modules are the SAME.

Same density
Same ram timings
Same voltage
Same chip configuration

This is why two ram memory modules are usually purchased from the same ram memory manufacturer ]

For example;

The ram memory slot that is closest to the Processor socket.
This is ram memory Slot 1.
(DIMM 1)

The next ram memory slot over is also Green. This is ram memory Slot 2.
They both use the Same Channel.

The next ram memory slot over is Orange. This is ram memory Slot 3.
Ram memory Slot 3 is on a different channel.

Use Ram memory Slot 1, (Green), and ram memory Slot 3, (Orange) for your 2GB sticks of ram memory.

(Use ram memory Slot 2, and ram memory Slot 4 for when you obtain more ram memory)

Using two different channels will make the ram memory operate in a Dual Channel mode.

The theory is that using ram memory in a dual channel mode, will make the ram memory modules, ('Sticks') piggyback off of each other.

One ram memory module is handling part of one task, the other ram memory module is handling the other part of the task

This was though to greatly speed up ram memory performance.
Supposedly up to 30%. (30 percent)
However it was only on paper. Only theory.

It has been found through repeated exhaustive testing, that this is fictitious.
The ram memory performance only increases from 1 to 2 percent.

Why do big time gamers use dual channel configuration for their ram memory?
1 to 2% gain in performance, lol!
They want all they can squeeze out!

To add;

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2049&page=3

Posted on Nov 09, 2010

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    joecoolvette Nov 09, 2010

    (Bullsticks!)
    Sheesh!

    The motherboard will support EITHER DDR2 Sdram at 533MHz, OR DDR2 Sdram at 667MHz, OR DDR2 Sdram at 800MegaHertz!

    If you use ram memory that is of different speeds, (Frequency Rate), BIOS will clock the ram memory speed down, to what the slowest ram memory module is.

    DO NOT use 533MHz ram memory, AND 667MHz ram memory.
    DO NOT use 533MHz ram memory, AND 800MHz ram memory.
    And so on.

    Use the SAME speed of ram memory in the ram memory slots.


    Again,
    Use one 2GB ram memory module in ram memory Slot 1. (Green. May state DIMM1 next to it)
    Use the other 2GB ram memory module in ram memory Slot 3. (Orange. May state DIMM 3 next to it)

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Hello :)

there are several mainboards , select the one that is yours ..make sure you have the correct memory modules (DDR2 533/667/800)

two slots are DDR2
two slotrs are DDR3

go to this link and review information about your specific board

http://us.msi.com/index.php?func=proddesc&maincat_no=1&cat2_no=&cat3_no=&prod_no=1275

i hope this serves you well :)

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Put the largest ram closest to CPU central processing unit make sure that the ram are of the same brand/type some motherboards only accept a certain brand/type

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