Optimal performance is generally achieved by populating the DIMMs so that the memory is symmetrical, or balanced. Symmetry is achieved by adhering to the following guidelines:
In single-processor systems, populate DIMMs of the same size in multiples of six.
In dual-processor systems, populate DIMMs of the same size in multiples of twelve.
Populate the DIMM slots in the order described in the following sections.
The following sections provide an example of how to populate the DIMM slots to achieve optimal system performance.