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Old 02-23-2010, 04:12 PM   #1
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Hey guys i recently just got this asus p6t motherboard and it has 6 ram slots... 3 orange and 3 black and i have the ocz gold 6gb ddr3 triple channel ram. It has an orange trip on the bottom of the ram case that says triple channel. So im wondering can i put the ram in any ram slot on the motherboard or only the orange slots??? if not what are the black slots for??

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It's to distinguish between channels. Put them in all orange or all black slots.
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It's to distinguish between channels. Put them in all orange or all black slots.
But what if i get extra ram? where shld i put it?
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The other 3 slots.

Keep it to 3 or 6 slots.

You don't need more RAM.
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The other 3 slots.

Keep it to 3 or 6 slots.

You don't need more RAM.
so if i get extra ram i NEED to fill the rest of the black ones? and what are the DIFFERENCES witht the orange and black slots? is the black slots triple channel?!
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You will need to refer to the manual for this.

Probably orange or black are triple channel.
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You will need to refer to the manual for this.

Probably orange or black are triple channel.
but do i have to get extra 3 sticks or can i get like 1 or 2 and but em in?
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It will slow you down like crazy.

You really need 3 sticks with identical timings/frequencies.
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It will slow you down like crazy.

You really need 3 sticks with identical timings/frequencies.
what do u mean itll slow me down? how is putting more ram rather than making it faster itll slow me down?
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You won't have triple channel anymore.
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