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Windows 7: 8GB vs 6GB DDR2

27 Jul 2009   #1
datter

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit (RTM)
 
 
8GB vs 6GB DDR2

I have a 6GB mix of OCZ Reaper 8500 DDR2 and 9200 DDR2 running at 857mhz, 4-3-3-5-2T in my system and it's great. I also happen to have a 2x 2GB kit of G.skill around here.

I am contemplating swapping the 2gb of 9200 in my system for the 4gb of G.skill giving me 8GB instead of 6GB. I'm mainly just curious if I can make it work more than anything, but curious if there is any real point of 8GB vs 6GB of DDR2.

Thoughts?


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27 Jul 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

If its just an experiment go for it and have fun, but unless you really need the extra 2gb, I doubt that you're going to see increase in performance...
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27 Jul 2009   #3
datter

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit (RTM)
 
 

Well, I mainly do gaming, HD video editing, Phtoshop and 3d rendering so it likely wouldn't hurt... but yeah, mainly an experiment.
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27 Jul 2009   #4
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

Do you need any reason other than 8 > 6?
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27 Jul 2009   #5
Antman

 

You will not see an increase in performance. You will experience an increase in capability.

You have already experienced the increase in performance at > 2GB.
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27 Jul 2009   #6
datter

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit (RTM)
 
 

Well, I just tried it out. I now have a mix of 4GB OCZ Reaper 8500 and G.Skill Pi Black 6400 running at 857mhz, 4-3-3-5-2T and all seems well. Volts are slightly high for the G.skill but I haven't experimented with getting it down yet. I'm surprised this even worked.
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27 Jul 2009   #7
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by datter View Post
Well, I just tried it out. I now have a mix of 4GB OCZ Reaper 8500 and G.Skill Pi Black 6400 running at 857mhz, 4-3-3-5-2T and all seems well. Volts are slightly high for the G.skill but I haven't experimented with getting it down yet. I'm surprised this even worked.

be careful with the GSKILL, it dont fair well with higher voltages...

ive been through 2 4gb sets of HZ 800mhz sticks, they just crap out without warning.

as others have said, you wont see a boost in performance over 3gb IMO.
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27 Jul 2009   #8
datter

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit (RTM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
be careful with the GSKILL, it dont fair well with higher voltages...

ive been through 2 4gb sets of HZ 800mhz sticks, they just crap out without warning.

as others have said, you wont see a boost in performance over 3gb IMO.
What voltages were you running them at? I have mine at 2v for the time being, but will tinker with that a bit.
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27 Jul 2009   #9
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by datter View Post
What voltages were you running them at? I have mine at 2v for the time being, but will tinker with that a bit.
2.0v is not too bad, mine died around 2.3v , what are they rated for..?? 1.8v..??
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27 Jul 2009   #10
datter

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit (RTM)
 
 

Rated for 1.9v so I was thinking 2.0v wasn't too bad. My OCZ kit is good up to 2.3
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