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Windows 7: RAM

22 Dec 2011   #1
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 
RAM

Hey guys!

I currently have Kingston DDR3 HyperX 1600MHz 8GB, and I was wondering if the Corsair ones are better. Would I feel any performance increase at all? RAM ain't that expensive now a days. Especially not the DDR3.

Fred.


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22 Dec 2011   #2
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Hey FredeGail,

I would say that you would not see any real world noticeable increase in performance.

In benchmarks and winsat mem they would show nice scores but that's about it.


I would stick with what you have already.

If you want a big noticeable change in performance then if you haven't got one already get a nice sata 3 SSD.

Cheers

Paul.
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23 Dec 2011   #3
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

I'll consider a SSD.

Thanks a bunch Paul.
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23 Dec 2011   #4
rap33042

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

FredeGail:

Here's the scoop on RAM timings:
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Take the latency ((CAS) and multiply it by 1000) / (RAM speed /2)

This will give you the response time in nanoseconds.

So for example, a certain DDR3-1866 module of Kingston HyperX memory has a CAS latency of 11 while G.Skill makes a DDR3-1600 module with a latency of just 6. The result?

G.Skill’s slower RAM can respond in just 7.5ns where it takes the much faster HyperX RAM 11.7ns. This means that the G.Skill memory will be faster when it comes to random access; however, the higher clock speed of the HyperX memory still nets it more bandwidth, making it better suited for bulk operations.

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Use this for your RAM speed decisions.


Note: I found this on a Google search quite a long time ago. Use common sense.
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23 Dec 2011   #5
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Thanks Richard!

Right now I'm looking at a Force GT SATA 3 6GB/s 60GB drive. Looks sweet as the prices of HDD's are increased because of the floods in Thailand.

Fred.
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