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How to place 2 ram sticks in a 4 slots motherboard?

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1 minute ago, Dominator102 said:

So correct me if I am wrong.

I have to put the ram sticks in the 1 slot from the 24pin connector side and the 3rd slot from the same side. 

Yes. If you're numbering them from the 24pin toward the socket you should use the 1st and 3rd slot.

I buyed a gigabyte ds3h wifi motherboard and I have 2 ram sticks and now I am confused, I don't know which slots should I use.
My mobo manual says:
The four memory sockets are divided into two channels and each channel has two memory sockets as following:
Channel A: DDR4_2, DDR4_4
Channel B: DDR4_1, DDR4_3

Ram sequence written on the mobo is (left to right) ddr4_4 ddr4_2 ddr4_3 ddr4_1.
Please help in easy language. And thanks
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Read the manual. 

 

As most will say supporting dual channel, a1 and b1. 

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1 minute ago, Mick Naughty said:

Read the manual. 

 

As most will say supporting dual channel, a1 and b1. 

Can you tell me the slot numbers from left to right as I'm a complete noob. 

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the manual should list how what to do with two sticks, generally one in each channel probably B1 and A2

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1 minute ago, Dominator102 said:

Can you tell me the slot numbers from left to right as I'm a complete noob. 

Which ever is the first for the a channel and first for the b. They even change colors on some boards. Makes it even easier. Check the manual for an actual diagram. They make it really easy for that kinda stuff. Also isn’t gonna matter which you use. Just make sure there’s one space between each. 

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If its the B450 Gigabyte, then it should have different colors (black and gray). Stick it in 1st and 3rd slot (from left where CPU is to the right). or 2nd and 4th.

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1 minute ago, Mick Naughty said:

Which ever is the first for the a channel and first for the b. They even change colors on some boards. Makes it even easier. Check the manual for an actual diagram. They make it really easy for that kinda stuff. Also isn’t gonna matter which you use. Just make sure there’s one space between each. 

Thanks for helping.

I was confused cause my mobo seller told me to use 2 and 4 slots but a YouTube video said to use slots 1 and 3

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The manual states:

"For optimum performance, when enabling Dual Channel mode with two memory modules, we recommend that you install them in the DDR4_1 and DDR4_2 sockets."

According to the diagram on page 5 of the manual, you want to use the 2nd and 4th slot (when numbering them from the CPU socket toward the 24pin connector).

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On 10/22/2019 at 7:24 AM, Dominator102 said:

Thanks for helping.

I was confused cause my mobo seller told me to use 2 and 4 slots but a YouTube video said to use slots 1 and 3

Read the manual!!!

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8 minutes ago, r2724r16 said:

Read the manual!!!

Boy do I love this helpful forum.

He literally quoted the manual, but this section is often a little confusing because the channels on one page imply a different module layout than the next page recommends.

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1 minute ago, DJ46 said:

Boy do I love this helpful forum.

He literally quoted the manual, but this section is often a little confusing because the channels on one page imply a different module layout than the next page recommends.

Exactly! 

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So correct me if I am wrong.

I have to put the ram sticks in the 1 slot from the 24pin connector side and the 3rd slot from the same side. 

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1 minute ago, Dominator102 said:

So correct me if I am wrong.

I have to put the ram sticks in the 1 slot from the 24pin connector side and the 3rd slot from the same side. 

Yes. If you're numbering them from the 24pin toward the socket you should use the 1st and 3rd slot.

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1 minute ago, DJ46 said:

Yes. If you're numbering them from the 24pin toward the socket you should use the 1st and 3rd slot.

Thank you very much!!

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19 minutes ago, DJ46 said:

Boy do I love this helpful forum.

He literally quoted the manual, but this section is often a little confusing because the channels on one page imply a different module layout than the next page recommends.

Yet someone else can quote the same one and get the info. 

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