Brown and Blue RAM slots?

Dell INSPIRON 1525
August 6, 2009 at 08:20:42
Specs: XP pro, 2 gzh 1024mb
Just a general question. Why the brown and blue ram slots on the motherboard? There are 2 of each. I just bought 2 more gigs of ddr2 and I need to know if it matters which slot I choose for the new RAM.

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#1
August 6, 2009 at 09:10:32
See the user manual for your model.


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#2
August 6, 2009 at 09:14:17
Don't have one. I bought it used.

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#3
August 6, 2009 at 09:23:03
"Don't have one. I bought it used"

Then go to the manufacturer's website & download a copy.

The different colors are for the different channels. More than likely, brown is one channel, blue is another, so to enable dual channel mode, you'll need either one brown/one blue or two brown/two blue. If you install only one stick or three sticks, it will force the RAM to run in single channel mode.


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#4
August 6, 2009 at 09:27:26
Thank you jam. That was the answer I was looking for.
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#5
August 6, 2009 at 11:09:12
Too add to jam's response you usually need to use matched pairs of RAM. So if you have 2 - 512MB & 2 - 1GB sticks you should use the 512 pair on one channel and the 1GB pair on the other.

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#6
August 6, 2009 at 12:14:10
"Don't have one. I bought it used."

Dell has pretty good support regarding manuals. Go to the Dell site and get it.


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