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Windows 7: Only 100 megahertz???

19 Oct 2012   #21

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Most recent RAM kits default to 2T as far as I know. It is set in the DRAM timings in the BIOS. I'd hate to discourage a man from buying higher performance parts lol.....I will say this if it helps: The sweet spot appears to be 1600-1866MHz. At those speeds you get the most bang for your buck. The RAM will be initially recognized at whatever the JEDEC standard is for the RAM, and I'm thinking for that RAM, it is 1333. It's not a problem to change it in the BIOS to 1866MHz or whatever speed you decide on.

Personally, I would keep the RAM I have and instead put the money towards a 128-256GB SSD......it will be loads faster than your WD 10K rpm HDD. The SSD upgrade is probably the best upgrade you can do to a system like yours.

If you want to send me a PM on here, I can walk you through changing the CR in the BIOS.

Kelly

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19 Oct 2012   #22

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I thought about SSD, but until they get them were they are long lasting and reliable like the Western Digital units have been for me, I'll probably wait. I'm pretty happy with it now, other than wanting to tweak the RAM a bit.

Due to the heat sink I have, I cannot get the Corsair since they'd be too tall.

So, what do you think about this kit?
Amazon.com: Crucial Ballistix Sport - memory - 32 GB : 4 x 8: Computers & Accessories

Isn't there instructions online somewhere to change the CR in the BIOS?
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19 Oct 2012   #23

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

The Samsung 830 has been torture tested for consecutive days and as far as I know is still going and has had over 5 PetaBytes written to it.....it refuses to die lol. These days, SSD's are probably on average more durable and longer lasting than HDD, honestly. The Samsung 830 can be found on sale for as little as $75-80 for the 128GB model. I'm totally convinced an SSD will do more for system performance than ANYTHING else, including RAM. If you HAVE to have RAM......Corsair makes a Low Profile kit.....take a look at this. Newegg.com - CORSAIR Vengeance LP 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M4A1866C9

If you need the low profile kit, but something other than what I linked you to, check on Corsair's website.

Note: I still guarantee you will see little to no difference going with a 32gb kit, and guarantee a good SSD will light a fire under your PC's ass!

Kelly

Edit: Pm me and I will help you change the command rate. It is pretty easy actually, but you likely won't seen any increase in speed.
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19 Oct 2012   #24

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I found the 32 gig kit at
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Vengeance LP 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML32GX3M4A1600C10

I'd rather not have to go through re-installing the OS and progs to SSD... I might consider it if my
Acronis True Image would work to restore my current system image to the new SSD drive.

Any idea if this would work?
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19 Oct 2012   #25

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

There are a few different programs that will migrate an image to a new drive, although I've never used one. Usually for an SSD, it is best to do a fresh, clean install and roll from there. Check the Tutorials section on here and see if any of those sound promising.

That RAM is exactly what I was talking about, although you are just bumping up capacity(16gb->32gb), not frequency.....it's still 1600MHz. But yes, that RAM should work with your system just fine.

Kelly
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19 Oct 2012   #26

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

What is mine currently, less than 1600 MHz?
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19 Oct 2012   #27

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rockrz View Post
What is mine currently, less than 1600 MHz?
No, it's currently 1600MHz. Going to that new ram, you are just increasing capacity, not speed. Was just letting you know. I doubt very seriously you will ever find a use for 32GB, or 16 for that matter. It will just be sitting idle. That's why I suggested keeping what you have, it is a really good setup.
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19 Oct 2012   #28

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

OK, so would increasing it to 1800 get better performance?
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19 Oct 2012   #29

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rockrz View Post
OK, so would increasing it to 1800 get better performance?
1866MHz RAM would give a SLIGHT increase.....none you would probably ever be able to see or feel. Basically, it would only show up in performance benchmarks.

Like I said before, the only upgrade you could make to your current system that you could actually feel and see on a daily basis would be an SSD. Other than an SSD, you are looking at another CPU, or a totally new platform like socket 2011 for a performance increase.
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19 Oct 2012   #30

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Like the new Hobo Mobo put out by the homeless community in Silicon Valley?
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