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Are the memory slots colour coded for a reason


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Mostly to signify bays.... ie.. bay 1 and bay 2, with each bay having a certain number of slots depending on motherboard. if you have more then one stick of memory you need to put one in bay 1 slot 1, and the other in bay 2 slot 1,... 4 sticks of memory (all the same gb) 2 sticks in bay 1, slot 1&2... 2 sticks in bay 2, slots 1&2.. and so forth
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