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#1 thejamesvolta

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 12:15 PM

Does it matter whether or not I have my RAM in channel A or B. Right now it is in B (furthest away from CPU) for better cooling. I know with some Lan Parties I've read that one channel is more stable than the other. Is this true for my board as well? Thanks!!!

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 12:21 PM

Yes, in some cases since I've noticed my UCCC memory modules not booting, low overclock frequencies when placed in the yellow dual channel slots. When i do use the orange slots everything is well. Might want to spend some time testing this matter, good luck!

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 12:49 PM

I can get my ram up to about 830 Mhz in the channel it's in. It's CPU stability/higher overclock I'm wondering about. I guess I have some testing to do.

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 09:26 AM

old bios? yes, latest bios? nope.
Channel B less stable than channel A in reaching higher frequency.

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 11:13 AM

old bios? yes, latest bios? nope.
Channel B less stable than channel A in reaching higher frequency.



old bios???? latest bios??? nope. I'm not sure what you are saying.

#6 thejamesvolta

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 08:05 AM

I put the ram in the channel A. No difference really :(

#7 wedfighter

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 02:01 PM

my D9 GKW run better @ channel B (blue)

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 02:08 PM

My runs the same in both, oh well.

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 07:15 PM

I think I have the same RAM as you, I've been using them in the furthest slot since I installed them. Maybe 5-5-5 timings could help you get a much higher frequency ? Mine do DDR2 800 1T and 900 2T with 5-5-5-12

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 03:36 PM

i have the same problem. single stick, it doesn't matter where i put it, but 2 sticks for duel channel, yellow slots, unstable, orange slots stable, placing 1 in yellow and 1 in orange results in stable, but only single channel mode(which is odd, because on my old "Gigabyte" board, it didn't matter what you placed where, if you placed something in bank A and something in bank B, it was duel channeled, even if the sticks were different sizes. i currently have a pair of 512 value select in bank 1 and a stick of 1G XMS in bank 2, however it is an old DDR Socket A board).

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 07:42 AM

I've been able to get my ram up to 870 with 4-5-5-12 timings, but it won't boot after that. I really like this ram, but want to upgrade to DDR2 900, newegg has a special on them right now.