Does It Matter What Order RAM Slots You Use?

When it comes to RAM, many people tend to believe that it doesn’t really matter in what order the slots are in your motherboard. After all, isn’t RAM just a bunch of random data that the computer can just pick up and use as needed?

The answer is actually no, not really. The way your computer reads and uses RAM is actually based on its address bus.

This bus is a set of signals that tell the computer where in its memory each piece of data is located.

The order of the RAM slots on your motherboard affects only how quickly the data can be accessed from those slots. It’s actually not that important which slot you put the RAM in, as long as it’s one of the first four slots on the motherboard.

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