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Memory Module Installation Recommendation for Intel® Desktop Boards

Last Reviewed: 14-Mar-2016
Article ID: 000006736

For best memory performance, always install memory in the blue DIMM sockets if installing only two DIMMs on a board with four DIMM sockets.

board with 4 DIMM sockets

If installing just one SO-DIMM on a board with two SO-DIMM sockets, always install the SO-DIMM in the bottom socket.

board with 2 SO-DIMM sockets

See the integration guide or product guide for your desktop board for the most up-to-date recommendations for installing memory modules.

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