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Thread: Newbie to DDR Ram...need help




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    I recently built a new computer using an intel 2.4c and an ASUS P4S800D-E Deluxe. I ordered it with two sticks of 256 pc 3200 ram, but i am a newb to dual channel ram and don't know what the hell to do. I see two sets of two slots for the ram...do i put one stick in one and one in the other? Is there something I need to change in bios? And can I still overclock the ram just by messing with the ratio? Should I buy some more ram (i got he processor oc'ed to 3.0)

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    The 4 slots should look like this

    A------------
    B------------

    1------------
    2------------

    In order to use dual channel, you need identical pairs of ram, and you can either put 1 slot stick in A and the other must be in 1 to have dual. Or one stick in B and the other must be in 2..get the picture?
    Also nothing to change in bios for dual channel.

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    Thanks for the help

    I'm have two identical sticks of 256 (sold in a pair) so i should be good there, but do you think I should get some more RAM? People keep telling me that you need at least 1 gb to get a really good overclock but if i were to buy more ram, it would require me going with a cheaper video card which I really don't want to do.

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    Read your manual. My abit manual told me exactly what slots to put ram in to enable ddr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by werley_123
    Thanks for the help

    I'm have two identical sticks of 256 (sold in a pair) so i should be good there, but do you think I should get some more RAM? People keep telling me that you need at least 1 gb to get a really good overclock but if i were to buy more ram, it would require me going with a cheaper video card which I really don't want to do.
    1gb won;t make OCing any better, I'd stick with the 512megs of RAM.

    Put 1 stick in the slot closet to the CPU socket, than one in the 3rd slot from the CPU socket

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