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Buying RAM What's the diff between say: -4gb of 667 or 800Mhz ram and -2gb of 1066 or 1200? Is less Ram at high speed a better option? I guess it goes without saying that 4gb at 1200Mhz would be ideal, but I dont think I can afford that.

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Ok first off, you're right. 4GB at 1200MHz would be ideal, but there's only one problem. Alot of computers don't have a 1.2GHz front side bus.. so even though the ram can run at that speed if you're frontside or backside bus can't keep up it's pointless. Fist figure out how fast your FSB (front side bus) is and buy your ram accordingly. Ideally, 1GB at 1.2GHz will out perform 2GB's of 667MHz. But there are other variables to consider, but i'll spare you the essay.
Also keep in mind, if you're replacing ALL the old ram in your system then you'll see a nice performance gain, but if you're only adding to your existing ram, the new ram stick(s) will only run as fast as your old ram.. so if you have a stick of 1GB at 667MHz, but buy two new 2 GB's at 800MHz, the new sticks will only run at 667MHz, because ALL your ram must run in sync. 
Hope i answered your question!
Ciza

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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SOURCE: RAM comparison for asus p5q se/r mobo

Hi,

Appreciate the direct "Ask Me".

Interesting choice which would seem to boil down to quantity over quality. Personally, I would rather go for quality, that is the highest motherboard acceptable/allowable speed of the memory. Even if the memory is only 2Gb and you can run it at max speed (with latency 2) it should dramatically improve performance. Additionally, the 2Gb (low compared to 4) could be compensated with an efficient memory management of the OS (hopefully XP and not Vista). Memory usage/management could be tweaked at the registry, msconfig, Startup and general ways of how the PC is used.

It would be appreciated for a postback/update if and when you have installed your choice of memory and hopefully, I can be of further assistance with a few tips on Memory usage/management; tweaking.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

mdsaeed67
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SOURCE: Purchasing RAM

DDR3 modules can transfer data at the effective clock rate of 800–1600 MHz using both rising and falling edges of a 400–800 MHz I/O clock. In comparison, DDR2's current range of effective data transfer rate is 400–800 MHz using a 200–400 MHz I/O clock, and DDR's range is 200–400 MHz based on a 100–200 MHz I/O clock.

decide urself, depends onur system support and ofcourse ur buying capacity.

DDR3 is better

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Understanding RAM specs

they expect to devlope a 8g ram, and that would boost memory transfer to the highest possible for that board, but also a new developement for a new board they are working on, which would allow the ram to be used in the boards they are developing

electech

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

BigLou1958
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SOURCE: Understanding RAM characteristics

Regardless of the speed RAM is nothing more then a container for running programs. Hence the more ram you have the more programs you can run concurrently (at the same time)

Speed has to do with how fast the running programs can be put into and accessed within the RAM.

Hope this helps

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

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If you are waiting an unusually long time to open applications, or to access data on your hard drive (open/save files), then you probably need a RAM upgrade.

If you are running Windows, you can open the task manager (press Ctrl + Alt + Del) and go to the 'performance' tab. This will tell you how much RAM you are using. My recommendation is to run all the programs you usually use on a regular basis (for example, a casual user might open an internet browser with 5 tabs, a word processing application, and a music player, an artist would open and edit a large, uncompressed image, etc). If you are experiencing a low amount of free memory at this point, you should definitely consider buying more RAM. The lastest edition of Windows requires at least 2GB of memory in order to run the x64 version of the operating system. It is typical for a casual user to have at least 3-4GB of RAM in their main computer, and is an absolute necessity for enthusiasts.

Another issue (depending on the age of your computer) could be in what /kind/ of RAM you have. All memory is rated for 'speed', measured in MHz; the faster your memory, the better the performance. 1333MHz is a very typical speed, and should provide plenty of speed. Anything below 1066MHz is most likely an older technology, and therefor delivers slower performance. Depending on your motherboard, you may not be able to upgrade to faster RAM.

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Sorry to disagree with you Electech1, but you don't quite understand how memory works. Let me explain:

The memory transfer speed is determined by the memory bus speed. This is determined by the motherboard in question. The specs for this should be listed with the motherboard specs. Installing memory sticks that are capable of a higher speed WILL NOT make the memory access faster. As an example, the old PC100 and PC133 memory sticks worked with 100 and 133MHZ bus speeds respectively. Installing PC133 sticks into a machine designed for PC100 would work fine, but at teh same speed as PC100. Installing PC100 memory sticks into a bus designed for PC133 could work but would not be guaranteed and could fail in odd ways. This was because the PC100 memory was not tested to work at the higher bus speed. The bottom line is that the memory installed MUST be matched to the bus speed.

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decide urself, depends onur system support and ofcourse ur buying capacity.

DDR3 is better

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Understanding RAM characteristics


Regardless of the speed RAM is nothing more then a container for running programs. Hence the more ram you have the more programs you can run concurrently (at the same time)

Speed has to do with how fast the running programs can be put into and accessed within the RAM.

Hope this helps

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Hi,

Appreciate the direct "Ask Me".

Interesting choice which would seem to boil down to quantity over quality. Personally, I would rather go for quality, that is the highest motherboard acceptable/allowable speed of the memory. Even if the memory is only 2Gb and you can run it at max speed (with latency 2) it should dramatically improve performance. Additionally, the 2Gb (low compared to 4) could be compensated with an efficient memory management of the OS (hopefully XP and not Vista). Memory usage/management could be tweaked at the registry, msconfig, Startup and general ways of how the PC is used.

It would be appreciated for a postback/update if and when you have installed your choice of memory and hopefully, I can be of further assistance with a few tips on Memory usage/management; tweaking.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

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