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Windows 7: Want to replace RAM modules

19 Aug 2016   #11
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit
 
 

Consider how much memory you need. If all you do is browse the internet or use office then you likely don't need any more ram than 2 gb. If that is the case then 8 gb is a lot of wasted ram when 4 gb would suite you just fine. If you are a heavy gamer, run virtual machines, or run memory intensive applications then you might need 8 gb. You can always check current consumption in task manager under the performance section. I bring this up because I don't like seeing people waste money on ram they don't need after all 8 gb or higher is no faster than 4 gb for those that only need 2. Now the point about dual channel is valid. 2x4 would give you better performance on a dual channel computer than an 8 gb stick.

Also I see that you are using slots 1 & 2. Usually dual channel requires slots 1 & 3 or 2 & 4. Check you motherboard's documentation.


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19 Aug 2016   #12
dorian hawkmoon

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I game quite a lot, and do some video editing also. My motherboard has two black and two gray slots: 1 black then,1 grey- and then 1 black, 1 grey. I installed it in no.1 (black) then no.3 (next black) slot. Cpuz shows dual. But I'm no expert, you guys can check log and screens to tell me if I did it as it should be for Dual channel..
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19 Aug 2016   #13
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit
 
 

I just checked the manual and that is the correct configuration. That is probably why they colored the slots that way. It either needs to be 1 & 3 or 2 & 4.
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20 Aug 2016   #14
dorian hawkmoon

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Ok, thank you for the confirmation. My only question now is if my present config with my mobo is (default, I did no overclocking) stable enough theoretically at least. The PC booted up/posted OK from the first boot after installation.
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20 Aug 2016   #15
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

On second post, Ignatzatsonic has mentioned that your MB is GA-78LMT-USB3. From the spec sheet the maximum memory frequency is 1600. As you're running at 1866, for me it's a surprise.
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20 Aug 2016   #16
dorian hawkmoon

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 
Explain the mystery to me, anybody?

It's a surprise for me too! When the vendor told me if the ram didnt run Ok he'll take it back and replace it with some other RAM within two days The Pc seems ok so far...the DRAM voltage is 1.488 according to hwmonitor.

I found this on the spec sheet of my version 5.0 (does it explain this? I mean the list is not complete by any means. But it does show RAM running downgrade to 1600...The technical side of RAM compatibility I don't fully comprehend yet):-


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20 Aug 2016   #17
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

On post #8, AIDA says that DDR3 1866 is supported by North Bridge. What really maters is that you get a stable system.
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20 Aug 2016   #18
dorian hawkmoon

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Yes. I want a stable system. Just that. Hope to buy a better motherboard sometime in the future that'd let me utilize the RAM fully, keeping the other components. Let's see.
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20 Aug 2016   #19
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dorian hawkmoon View Post
Yes. I want a stable system. Just that. Hope to buy a better motherboard sometime in the future that'd let me utilize the RAM fully, keeping the other components. Let's see.
As your memory is DDR2 1866 and it's running at 1866 you are already have it at max performance.
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20 Aug 2016   #20
dorian hawkmoon

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I thought it was down-clocked automatically to match the motherboard's default (advertised) speed.
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