Guidance installing Corsair Vengeance LPX 64GB DDR4 DRAM 3200MHz C16 Memory Kit

turn11.larry

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Edit to clarify: Would it be better to install in 2-channel or 4-channel configuration?
I finally ask Google the correct question and found this explanation. It appears that the 4-channel configuration is better.

I am building a desktop in a Fractal Design Define R5 - Mid Tower case. It will be primarily used for video editing .MP4 or 4K videos. No gaming.
I am installing it on an MSI X299 SLI Plus with an i9-9980XE processor and a Noctua NH-D15 cooler.
I have 4X16GB Ram and I am not certain which way it should be installed? (see edit) If you could share why or point me to good educational links it would be appreciated. If I would be better served using different ram, please suggest and a quick thought why.
Thanks for your time and input. Larry
 
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Hi Larry,
*Hopefully you are able to read the board clearly in a well lit room or have the manual from the box to see which slots are the primary slots*

Attachment 1: Hopefully this is what the board looks like. I made some modification to the picture to show that those red dots in this picture should line up with the opening on the RAM. Before you install the ram be sure to open the lock mechanism before forcing anything. It should be a smooth process.

Attachment 2: You will push the tabs down so they open on both sides of the slot of memory you will be installing.

Attachment 3: This may not look exactly like your RAM but you want to look at the openings marked below and line them RAM into the slot and GENTLY press down until those tabs you opened are closing the RAM in. Locking into those openings on the RAM
 

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Hi Larry,
*Hopefully you are able to read the board clearly in a well lit room or have the manual from the box to see which slots are the primary slots*

Attachment 1: Hopefully this is what the board looks like. I made some modification to the picture to show that those red dots in this picture should line up with the opening on the RAM. Before you install the ram be sure to open the lock mechanism before forcing anything. It should be a smooth process.

Attachment 2: You will push the tabs down so they open on both sides of the slot of memory you will be installing.

Attachment 3: This may not look exactly like your RAM but you want to look at the openings marked below and line them RAM into the slot and GENTLY press down until those tabs you opened are closing the RAM in. Locking into those openings on the RAM
I appreciate your response, apparently, the memory selection meets your approval.
 

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When in doubt, consult the manual: https://www.msi.com//Motherboard/support/X299-SLI-PLUS#down-manual

However, MSI website is acting up again.

We have to use this backup link for now: https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1272785/Msi-X299-Raider.html?page=28#manual

There you can see which slots have to be populated first.

In your case, with 4 modules, you have to put them in slots A1, B1, C1, D1.
Thank you for your response.
I was uncertain whether the 4 sticks should be hooked up 2-channel or 4-channel. I saw the chart on where to put each.
When would I use 2-channel and when would I use 4-channel configuration?
 

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You only use 2-channel RAM if your CPU doesn't support 4-channel. But if it supports 4-channel RAM (and your CPU does), always use 4-channel, it's faster.
 
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