Question Can I install 4 sticks of ram on one side of an 8 DIMM motherboard?

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I have a motherboard with 8 DIMM slots, 4 on either side.

A1 - A2 - B1 - B2 - CPU - D2 - D1 - C2 - C1

Can I install 4 sticks one on side A1-A2-B1-B2?

Due to cable management in my small case, it would be easier to install 4 sticks on one side instead 2 on either side. My mobo power cable is getting in the way and I'm a bit worried about it putting pressure on one of the sticks when installed on either side as recommended by the mobo manual.

Will I be losing any performance? I don't have a need to overclock.

Mobo: ASUS x-99 Pro
CPU: Intel core i7 5820K 3.30GHZ (J506B170) 6 cores, 12 threads
RAM: 4x 8GB 2400MHZ Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 PC4-19200

Thanks!
 

Bob.B

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I have a motherboard with 8 DIMM slots, 4 on either side.

A1 - A2 - B1 - B2 - CPU - D2 - D1 - C2 - C1

Can I install 4 sticks one on side A1-A2-B1-B2?

Due to cable management in my small case, it would be easier to install 4 sticks on one side instead 2 on either side. My mobo power cable is getting in the way and I'm a bit worried about it putting pressure on one of the sticks when installed on either side as recommended by the mobo manual.

Will I be losing any performance? I don't have a need to overclock.

Mobo: ASUS x-99 Pro
CPU: Intel core i7 5820K 3.30GHZ (J506B170) 6 cores, 12 threads
RAM: 4x 8GB 2400MHZ Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 PC4-19200

Thanks!
It's not the recommended way to install the ram but try it.
See what the results are.

https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA2011/X99-PRO/e9707_x99-pro_ug_for_web_only.pdf

Look at page 1-7.
 
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Edit: thanks Bob.B for you super quick reply

It definitely works, but I’m concerned about performance. Do I lose any performance by doing this? How can I test?

I thought I read somewhere that it may prevent the board from utilizing multiple core capabilities.

however it does seem to be running just fine with this config.
 

Bob.B

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Edit: thanks Bob.B for you super quick reply

It definitely works, but I’m concerned about performance. Do I lose any performance by doing this? How can I test?

I thought I read somewhere that it may prevent the board from utilizing multiple core capabilities.

however it does seem to be running just fine with this config.
Grab a copy of cpu-z it should show if the ram is in single/dual/quad channel.

As for testing folks have their favorite tool.
I find this works for a gp look at things.
PC Benchmark

Passmark has another tool I have no stick time with it.
 

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