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I have an asus K8VSEDX motherboard.

http://www.asus.com/products/mb/socket754/k8vse-d/overview.htm

Why are two RAM slots yellow, and one is blue?

I ask because I bought a 3rd RAM module a while back, and whilst it was PC3200 DDR 400mhz it was a different manufaturer than my other RAM.

Should I put the newer Ram in a particular place if I feel it hasn't made much of a difference to performance, (perhaps even a drop?) in say 3dMark or particular RAM greedy games. All strips are 512mb.

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Those should be for different ram types.

I have not seen a PC that would work with different types at the same time.

Do you see all of the ram on power up?

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I suggest you grab your motherboard manual and check out the Memory configurations section, notably the Recommended memory configurations table.

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Yes, in many instances where two slots are on colour and the third slot another, it will be because two specific slots need to be used either for dual-channel configuration or for using modules of different sizes together.

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For this mobo, I dont think it is for different RAM types. In the specs it says:

3 x 184-pin DIMM Sockets support max. 3GB un-buffered ECC and non-ECC PC3200/PC2700 / PC2100 DDR SDRAM memory

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Thanks, for the replies. I have the same type of RAM, just different manufacturers.

Don't have a manual, will download when the site works.

Thanks Catweazle for your advise, suppose should of just got the manual to start with, guess I thought it would be generic for every mobo.

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