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Windows 7: Decisions


25 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Decisions

Hello everyone, Merry Xmas!

I recently purchased 4GB (2x1GB) Dual channel OCZ Gold series sticks, great for overclocking. They are fantastic, the problem though, is that I already had a 2GB stick of Kingston, (not as good as each seperate stick of OCZ.) The thing is, I've been running all 3 sticks the last few days to give me the 6GB total (Windows 7 64bit) but, this stops me from getting the dual channel from my OCZ sticks. So my question is, would you, A; Go for the 4GB Dual channel choice (which I can overclock) or B; Stick to the 6GB single channel?

Also, I currently have an AMD 64bit X2 4200+ (2.2Ghz) with 2x512KB caches, it's also an AM2. I've recently been playing Unreal Tournament 3, I can see that this is my bottle neck out of all my specs. (If you wish to look at my specs, please click on my profile.) But I've got a little bit of money left over and I saw a nice deal online, I can get a AMD 64bit X2 6000+ (3Ghz) with 2x1MB caches for 40! I think it's quite a deal. But my question is, do you think it would be a nice enough upgrade? In my opinion it would be a nice healthy upgrade but it would be nice to hear what you all have to say.

Good night.

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25 Dec 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Rssmur,

I would recommend sticking with just the 4GB OCZ Gold sticks in dual channel. It would be faster than all 3 in single channel mode. Besides, unless the RAM sticks have the same voltage, speed (MHz), and almost the same timings (ex: 5-5-5-15), they may not work well together. It's best to not mix different specs of RAM sticks together to prevent this.

If they are the same specs, then it would be best to wait until you can get a 4th stick to add so that you can use all 4 in dual channel mode.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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25 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It does, thanks for that man
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25 Dec 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome.
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