I've read that the two sticks should be in the first slot of each pair (e.g., slots numbered 1 and 2 or 3 and 4), as opposed to beside each other. I'm new pc building can I put 3 RAM sticks into the same mobo, my mobo has 4 slots asrockOr is it strictly 1,2 or 4. Thanks. So my XPS came with 2 4gb RAM sticks, installed in slots 1 and 2 for a total of 8gb memory. I installed 2 8gb sticks in slots 3 and 4. Crown spielautomaten download computer Forums Audio, General Hardware, Video. Is there actually any advantage to sticking 12 GB of memory if it's compatible in this motherboard? I have the manual so I'm confident of installing 2 4GB DIMM so that the system boots and that Dual Channel is enabled. Mixing sticks from different batches can sometimes create issues. Dear submariner75, I know this post is rather old and it may no loonger be relevant to you, but if for some reason it still is or someone else has similar issues i would suggest checking which version of windows you have installed, as hhome premium Windows 7 for example only supports 16GB of RAM, for more you need professional or ultimate. If the RAM is slower e.