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Windows 7: Win 7 64 & 8GB RAM. Any special settings needed?

31 Dec 2009   #1

win 7 64
 
 
Win 7 64 & 8GB RAM. Any special settings needed?

Hello to all!

I just upgrade the ram on my computer from 4GB 667 DDR2, to 8GB 1066 DDR2.
I have the Windows 7 64 and i mainly do photo & video editing (Photoshop, Vegas, Lightroom, etc)

Rest of the specs are:

ASUS P5Q DELUXE
C2Q 9550 2.83GHz
ATI RADEON 4890 1GB

My question is: Are there any special setting to be done for optimum performance?

Thanks & Happy New Year To ALL!!!!!!!!!

Stefanos

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31 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 

Nice setup.
I also do video editing on my system which is a little slower than yours.
You have plenty of RAM, Great CPU and plenty of hard drive space.
Windows 7 64 bit and a great motherboard.
You're ready to go!

I also use Sony Vegas for my video editing. I have a Canon Vixia HD HF-20 camcorder which I just purchased in Nov and still need to learn more about the camera and software.

Good luck and Happy New Year!


Iggy
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31 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Really depends on the motherboard itself and if your OC'ing or not.

AS far as increasing performance:

I know on my board, I can set sub timings to More Aggresive, and main timing at 5-5-5-12.
Running at 400 FSB, and RAM speed at 960mhz I get better bandwidth than
I did at 1066 and looser timings.

might just have to tinker with it and benchmark it a bit to see.
But in reality, that little extra you likely will never notice in real world anyway, only in benchmarks.




But keep in mind, 4 slots full, and a quad core puts a lot of stress on the NB.

You may need to bump the NB a notch or to to compensate for the additional load.
Or you may possibly need to add 1 bump to Vcore , or even a combo of both.
To be totally stable.

My DFI board wanted more NB voltage to push 4x2GB RAM with my Q9650 starting @ 400 FSB speeds and above

I would just run IBT 10 passes at max stress and youll have your answer
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31 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 RTM 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Really depends on the motherboard itself and if your OC'ing or not.

AS far as increasing performance:

I know on my board, I can set sub timings to More Aggresive, and main timing at 5-5-5-12.
Running at 400 FSB, and RAM speed at 960mhz I get better bandwidth than
I did at 1066 and looser timings.

might just have to tinker with it and benchmark it a bit to see.
But in reality, that little extra you likely will never notice in real world anyway, only in benchmarks.




But keep in mind, 4 slots full, and a quad core puts a lot of stress on the NB.

You may need to bump the NB a notch or to to compensate for the additional load.
Or you may possibly need to add 1 bump to Vcore , or even a combo of both.
To be totally stable.

My DFI board wanted more NB voltage to push 4x2GB RAM with my Q9650 starting @ 400 FSB speeds and above

I would just run IBT 10 passes at max stress and youll have your answer

I dont think you need to do any overclocking on your system especially for what your using it for. Dont start messing with overclocking if you dont know what your doing. People need to add that when they suggest overclocking to people. seen to many people attempt it then blow there rigs. You have a nice rig and shouldnt need to do any performance enhancements with it. If you want more optimal performance then do simple things like turn off areo and make sure usless programs are not starting up, MSconfig and services. can help you with the programs that start up with windows that you dont need for that little extra performance.
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31 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Perhaps i was mis-understood.
To clear the confusion, Im not suggesting overclocking.

But with 4x2GB RAM and a Quad , its possible there may need to be a small bit of voltage added to the NB compensate for the additional load. Some boards are fine even OCing to a point, others will need voltage at stock speed.

A stress tell will tell you if you or don't.


The only other way to get more performance out of the memory is by timings/overclock.

And like I said, will likely never even see that differnce in real world use. Only under a benchmark. Meaning, not worth the effort in this situation.


the only setting you may need to change is the RAM setting itself.
Most 1066 RAm will default to DDR2 800 and 1.8

You may need to manually set the voltage to 2.1 (Or whatever your RAM specifies)
and 1066 speeds. At which point NB voltages may come into play as I said earlier with 4x2 at 1066.
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31 Dec 2009   #6

win 7 64
 
 

Hi guys, thank you for your answers!

The machine is strictly for work and i need it as stable as it possible can. That said i want it to perform as it should.

The reason i started this thread is because i wanted to know if any short of tweaks are necessary in order Windows & the programs to benefit from the extra memory i installed.

So to recap. i don't do any OC, i don't play games. I just want a rock solid workstation.

Thanks!
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