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Where should my RAM slots be?
In the case of a motherboard with four RAM slots, it’s probable you’ll want to install your first RAM stick into the slot labeled 1. A second stick should go into Slot 2, which isn’t next to Slot 1. If you have a third stick, it would go into Slot 3, which will actually be between Slot 1 and Slot 2.
How do I make sure RAM is dual-channel?
if your motherboard has 2 ram slots filled, it is dual-channel if it occupies one slot, it is single-channel and if it occupies 4 slots, it is quad-channel.
Do laptops have dual channel RAM?
Laptops have only 2 memory slots so they are supposed to run in dual channel (if supported on the motherboard). So, if you insert the RAM sticks in the blue slots or black slots it would run in dual channel mode.
What is the difference between RAM slots on a laptop and PC?
RAM slots on a laptop are significantly different than on a desktop PC. Because the form factor of a laptop precludes the desktop orientation where the memory is perpendicular to the motherboard, the RAM slides into slots that allow it to be parallel to the motherboard once installed.
Can you use unequal amounts of RAM in different slots?
With most computers, yes, you can use unequal amounts of RAM in different slots. However, memory controllers usually interleave slots with equal amounts of RAM in order to improve performance, and if you haven’t installed equal amounts, this feature is disabled, and the system might run a bit more slowly in consequence.
What happens when you have the same amount of memory in RAM?
With equal amounts of memory in both slots, memory can be interleaved so that successive chunks of memory alternate slots. That way, memory access gets distributed to both slots almost perfectly evenly, allowing their bandwidth to combine.
Why is the Ram in a laptop parallel to the motherboard?
Because the form factor of a laptop precludes the desktop orientation where the memory is perpendicular to the motherboard, the RAM slides into slots that allow it to be parallel to the motherboard once installed.