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Windows 7: My ripjaws 4gb ddr3 rated only 5.9 in WEI? whats wrong?

02 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
My ripjaws 4gb ddr3 rated only 5.9 in WEI? whats wrong?

here is my system

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1


here is my WEI

in cpu-z

my friend's pc has a 7.3 rating for his ram (we have exactly the same ram) while mine is only 5.9?! wtf?
how can i fix this? please..

My System SpecsSystem Spec

02 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Of course... there's only one stick. So, it's running in single channel. If you install two or more sticks, it should make a difference in WEI since it takes multiple sticks to run double or triple channel.


Here's my CPU-Z (3x2GB DDR3 Ram on Core i7 950)

To run in dual channel, in your current setup, you need an additional stick. Adding a 3rd or a 4th stick won't make you go in triple or quadruple channel.

Once you get another stick and install it, your WEI should improve.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

As said above, dual channel and triple channel cant always be 'felt' by the user, but it does make a diffence in benchmarks because windows can utulise the bandwidth of the 2/3 channels and swap out memory more often(correct if im wrong) and also WEI is very is just for a big picture of your system. Someone might have the exact same setup and score .5 above or below you... If not more
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 My ripjaws 4gb ddr3 rated only 5.9 in WEI? whats wrong?

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