Is it better to use 2 slots of RAM or 4?

On dual channel motherboard 2 ram modules give the best performance. Going to 4 modules requires Command Rate increase from 1T to 2T and that causes slight performance hit. Not that it would be very noticeable, but it’s there.

Is 2 RAM slots better than 1?

The advantages of running two or four lower capacity memory sticks in dual or quad channel configuration (again, not all CPU/motherboards support quad channel memory) is that they will provide the same capacity as a larger single stick of memory, while at the same time doubling and quadrupling the amount of memory …

What slots should 2 RAM be in?

Now, logic would suggest that those with two sticks of RAM to install should put them in slots 1 and 3. But listening to logic is silly when building a PC, because most motherboards will probably tell you you need to put them in slots 2 and 4 instead.

Does it matter what slots I put my RAM in?

A common misconception about RAM is that you can put any RAM into any slot. You can do that, but it won’t work, or it will work ineffectively. If you have four RAM slots, always buy matched pairs of RAM (two sticks from the same company, same speed, and same capacity) for the best results.

Where to place 2 RAM sticks in a 4 slot motherboard?

“For optimum performance, when enabling Dual Channel mode with two memory modules, we recommend that you install them in the DDR4_1 and DDR4_2 sockets.” According to the diagram on page 5 of the manual, you want to use the 2nd and 4th slot (when numbering them from the CPU socket toward the 24pin connector).

Why is the second RAM slot not working?

I think the conclusion is: no thing works on the second slot that means please closely check all pins of the second slot, it could be damage. Regards. Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply ‘Accept as Solution’ if it solves your problem. 08-10-2017 08:19 PM Thanks for helping! Problem is solved.

How big is the second RAM slot on a Samsung?

Samsung and Kingston RAMs are in same size, just one 4GB and second one 8GB, totally 12GB. Now working fine. I was trying so many times, and finally after checking all pins, I put it inside correctly.

What do you need to know about RAM slot order?

Make sure the RAM you install is the same (same type, same capacity, same chip) across the pairs, or in the case of a triple channel motherboard, across all three slots. Modern motherboards all come with a feature called “Interleaving” which will bring down the performance of all RAM to the slowest RAM on the board.