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Windows 7: Memory speed: Increas performance?


05 May 2012   #1
arjfca

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Memory speed: Increas performance?

Hello

My actual system as 6 gig of memory with a 400 MHZ speed

Questions:

- If I install 1066 6 gig at 1066 will I increase the performance of my system?
- Could I Increase performance by modifying the voltage of my actual memory stick?

Any help or idea appreciated

Martin


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05 May 2012   #2
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arjfca View Post
Hello

My actual system as 6 gig of memory with a 400 MHZ speed

Questions:

- If I install 1066 6 gig at 1066 will I increase the performance of my system?
- Could I Increase performance by modifying the voltage of my actual memory stick?

Any help or idea appreciated

Martin
You can't put memory that is faster than the memory that your pc came with in.
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05 May 2012   #3
arjfca

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arjfca View Post
Hello

My actual system as 6 gig of memory with a 400 MHZ speed

Questions:

- If I install 1066 6 gig at 1066 will I increase the performance of my system?
- Could I Increase performance by modifying the voltage of my actual memory stick?

Any help or idea appreciated

Martin
You can't put memory that is faster than the memory that your pc came with in.
Hello windude99

My board is Asus P5B .. a bit old, but I just saw a video on Youtube where a guy did install 1066 Mhz memory stick

Question: Do memory do adapt to the highest speed available for the board. If the speed is lower then the speed will be lower?

Martin
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05 May 2012   #4
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

An Intel Q6600 has a FSB speed of 1066Mhz. So, with Intel being quad pumped, divide 1066 / 4 = 266Mhz. So, with DDR2 ram, since it's Double data rate, that would mean 266Mhz x 2 = 533Mhz. So, based on this information, the appropriate RAM for your machine would be DDR2-533Mhz. Without overclocking your rig, you box really isn't going to take advantage of the faster speed RAM.
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05 May 2012   #5
arjfca

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
An Intel Q6600 has a FSB speed of 1066Mhz. So, with Intel being quad pumped, divide 1066 / 4 = 266Mhz. So, with DDR2 ram, since it's Double data rate, that would mean 266Mhz x 2 = 533Mhz. So, based on this information, the appropriate RAM for your machine would be DDR2-533Mhz. Without overclocking your rig, you box really isn't going to take advantage of the faster speed RAM.
Hello ppark1

Thanks for the info. I'm quite green in the mater. I did overclock it from 266 to 320 Mhz this afternoon. Whit that, what is the maximum speed I could install?

Is there another adjustment that could increase the speed of my actual PC. The next big step will be to get a new motherboard, CPU and ram, but before the investment, maybe I could get more juice from it without spending to munch money

Martin
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05 May 2012   #6
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arjfca View Post

Is there another adjustment that could increase the speed of my actual PC. The next big step will be to get a new motherboard, CPU and ram, but before the investment, maybe I could get more juice from it without spending to munch money
I was going to suggest an SSD, but you already have one.

There's nothing of significance you can do other than overclock the CPU, if that interests you. For many tasks, you wouldn't notice the difference.

New CPU, RAM, and motherboard is what you need. I upgraded about a year ago from a dual core 6600 and noticed the difference---but it wasn't overwhelming.
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05 May 2012   #7
arjfca

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arjfca View Post

Is there another adjustment that could increase the speed of my actual PC. The next big step will be to get a new motherboard, CPU and ram, but before the investment, maybe I could get more juice from it without spending to munch money
I was going to suggest an SSD, but you already have one.

There's nothing of significance you can do other than overclock the CPU, if that interests you. For many tasks, you wouldn't notice the difference.

New CPU, RAM, and motherboard is what you need. I upgraded about a year ago from a dual core 6600 and noticed the difference---but it wasn't overwhelming.
OK

I will see next week how my PC with the new increased speed do. My main application is a charting software and it lag a bit.

I did get a new graphic card and problem did re-appeared after few hour.

Martin
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