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Windows 7: RAM slots

26 Oct 2018   #1
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
RAM slots

I don't know if this is right. Slot 2 and 4? Shouldn't it be slot 1 and 3?










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26 Oct 2018   #2
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

The answer depends on your motherboard. For instance, it is slot #2 and #4 on my motherboard. Have you checked the DIMM slots layout in your motherboard manual? That is where it will tell you. Re-download the manual from manufacturers site if need be.
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26 Oct 2018   #3
Vineet Garg

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 With Sp1 + Vista Ultimate x32 with Sp1 & Sp2 !!
 
 

Hi All,
Greets,
Sir(s),
1. Agree with sir iko22 : Mother Board Manual should tell it rightly!
2. Just a share/thought : Speecy Portable gives a better idea/description of Specifications. Expand every section in RAM.
Speccy - Portable
3. One can share all the report/specifications by clicking File> Save as text file from the Menu bar.

What do you say ? How is Speccy ? Anything else ?

Thanks & Regards. ...
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26 Oct 2018   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Depends on your MB
If slots are named 1-2-3-4, Normally slots 1 & 2 are on one channel and slots 3 & 4 are the other channel
With 2 memory sticks, to work on dual channel mode you should place
1 & 3
Or
2 & 4

On my MB, slots are named 1-3-2-4 and slots 1 & 3 are on one channel and slots 2 & 4 are the other channel
With 2 memory sticks, to work on dual channel mode you should place
1 & 2
Or
3 & 4

To see if they are on the right slots for dual channel you should read your MB manual or run HWINFO.
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26 Oct 2018   #5
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I just looked at the mother board where it's silk screed on the board the slot numbers. So now I'm wondering if I should in fact open my manual and see if I have the RAM in the right spots.

I've been getting a very infrequent freeze up during game play and I have tried and did everything I can do to see what the issue was. And when I say it's in frequent, I mean it can happen like once every six months. Not sure now if it's the RAM arrangement.

I upgraded my PSU, added another 4 GB stick, ran Memtast 86 and Memtest86+, upgraded my GPU, checked the HDDs and am using an USB power meter on my yoke to see if there's an amp spike prior to system freeze. Nothing so far and it's been at least a year. I now need to connect my USB power meter to the pedals. There is no events in the Event Log. So it looks like it's hardware related. Maybe it is the RAM configuration after all.

Computer specs are in the below link.
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27 Oct 2018   #6
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So I looked in my manual and looked in my case. The RAM is in its proper slots of 1 and 3. No idea why CPUz reports otherwise. It is an older version that's a theme to my motherboard though. I'll have to see if a newer version of CPUz reports different.
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27 Oct 2018   #7
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F22 Simpilot View Post
Computer specs are in the below link.
Your motherboard model appeares to have undergone several revisions. I found the manual for rev 1.0
GA-Z270X-Gaming 7 (rev. 1.0) | Motherboard - GIGABYTE Global

Page 17 of this manual indicates that the slots are numbered 4-2-3-1, going outwards away from the CPU.

Table suggests with two modules, you can use either slots 4-3 or slots 2-1 to obtain the correct memory configuration.
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27 Oct 2018   #8
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iko22 View Post
Your motherboard model appeares to have undergone several revisions. I found the manual for rev 1.0
GA-Z270X-Gaming 7 (rev. 1.0) | Motherboard - GIGABYTE Global

Page 17 of this manual indicates that the slots are numbered 4-2-3-1, going outwards away from the CPU.

Table suggests with two modules, you can use either slots 3-1 or slots 2-4 to obtain the correct memory configuration.
Sorry IKO, you're wrong


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27 Oct 2018   #9
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Sorry IKO, you're wrong
Sorry, I originally quoted the Table Configuration incorrectly. Post has been updated and corrected now.

Thanks for pointing that out.
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27 Oct 2018   #10
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That pic is from my manual book. So it is 1 and 2 after all?
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