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Windows 7: Should i go for this deal or just be a waste?

07 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 
Should i go for this deal or just be a waste?

I am posting to get a little insight as to would it be a bad thing to just fill all my ram slots ?

I mean right now the ram i am using i can get another 8 gigs for 65.00 american

There was also a post about ram prices dropping that is about 25 .00 dollars cheaper i paid 2 months ago

This is the ram here by the way FRYS.com*|*CORSAIR MICROSYSTEMS INC.

I have no issue with just sticking with what i have ,But in all being reasonable should i just roll with it since a have a little extra before my actually Bulldozer chips hits the scene ?

Any and All suggestions will be considered very carefully Thanks in Advanced

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07 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

So you want a total of 16G of ram? Do you need it? If not then you computer won't use all of that in your daily activities. Unless you just want spares.
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07 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by metalmania31 View Post
So you want a total of 16G of ram? Do you need it? If not then you computer won't use all of that in your daily activities. Unless you just want spares.

I know that is the debate though ,I have two systems networked and use the one i am on as the main

I also do alot of video streaming etc ,I actually rn fine with what i have and i don't even use all the 8 gigs

In all honestly i was just checking the prices and stumbled upon that deal also i don't like the idea of empty slots on my board even though i know more ram means ,more PSU usage

It's something to do i guess but im also wondering will my performance suffer from adding 8 more gigs off a overclock
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07 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Overclocking gets harder the more physical sticks of RAM that you have. If you have no proven need to add the RAM, I would not choose to do so. I mean, yeah...it's cheap. But use the money for food, gas, or other necessities.
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07 Sep 2011   #5

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

I wouldn't bother it seems to be excessive unless you are doing photoshop morning noon and night, that likes ram, but if you don't like empty slots then go for it, at that price, it may be the start of a new build in the future,you will already have the ram in stock.
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07 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Overclocking gets harder the more physical sticks of RAM that you have. If you have no proven need to add the RAM, I would not choose to do so. I mean, yeah...it's cheap. But use the money for food, gas, or other necessities.
Yeah ,Im probally not going to see anything real good untill i get the new chip anyway

It is hard for a PC geek to come to grips it wont get any better then what i got

I can always use another Bluetooth device for the Pc as well ....Guess ill be going with the 9.99 blue tooth gadget

Atleast the wife can't say I blew 70.00 bucks on worthless toys
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07 Sep 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Just out of curiosity is there tutorial on why it would cause a issue compared to having a lower amount of memory

Also would you have to decrease the mhz instead of 800mhz to lower few questions
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07 Sep 2011   #8

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

No, you wouldn't have to decrease the mhz probably, but would have to increase the cpu NB. But, I would wait as Bulldozer is supposed to support 1866mhz ram without an OC.
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08 Sep 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I think what would be a Simple solution in my case is to get a refund for the price of the ram being displayed currently

Im thinking i could get the difference only because this Rig is less then 2months old

So i am assuming they can give me back my 30.00 dollars so i can get something else to play with
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08 Sep 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Just out of curiosity is there tutorial on why it would cause a issue compared to having a lower amount of memory
You don't need a tutorial to understand this...just the basics of overclocking. When you overclock, you increase the clock speeds of all your related hardware, such as memory chips. When you have 4 sticks, your chance doubles (compared to two sticks) of having one that doesn't play nice with the higher clocked speeds.
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