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Windows 7: Corsair ship out new 3Ghz ram, WHY ?

21 Mar 2013   #11
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I think the wrong questions are being asked here. And, no I dot know the answers. But if ram frequency is the speed at which the CPU receives/sends data, then it seems like frequency does make a difference to the computer even though it is not observable to us. Then you have to add into the equation the amount of ram. I can't match the 37.6GB/s of Wrend, but he is running 64GB and I'm only running 8. The amount does make a difference too. Just because we can't observe it, does not mean it does not make a difference to the computer. If Wrend is capable of transferring 37.6GB/s, then obviously the computer can and does use it. Now, does it make a difference to the efficiency of the computer? That, I can't answer, but I suspect it does, up to a point.

But, I will not be paying $800 for ram under any circumstances.


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21 Mar 2013   #12
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

This is my Opinion if you have RAM that cost more then your system what are you actually achieving ?

Also for that kind of money why not do some real upgrades and make your machine a super beast

Both of my Gpu's are cheaper then this ram that is speaking volumes in terms of what you could be doing with that kind of cash if I had a extra $800.00 I would go mod crazy on other area's new board new cpu Psu just to name a few and some good triple or quad channel that would make it scream
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22 Mar 2013   #13
theveterans

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
This is my Opinion if you have RAM that cost more then your system what are you actually achieving ?

Also for that kind of money why not do some real upgrades and make your machine a super beast

Both of my Gpu's are cheaper then this ram that is speaking volumes in terms of what you could be doing with that kind of cash if I had a extra $800.00 I would go mod crazy on other area's new board new cpu Psu just to name a few and some good triple or quad channel that would make it scream
I agree. I could've purchased a GTX 670 + a quality PSU + 256 GB SSD and 2 TB storage drive as an upgrade to a budget i5 (non K) & 8 GB DDR3 RAM desktop and it will run GPU intensive games at 900p and everyday tasks like a rocket.
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22 Mar 2013   #14
Wrend

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit, Debian GNU/Linux 64bit (virtual machine on a RAM drive)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
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Yeah, I think my RAM speed went up about 800MB/s when I went from 32GB (4×8) to 64GB (8×8). I think a lot of its speed is from being using in quad channel, though.

I agree that faster speeds in general are pretty much always going to be better to some extent. I guess what matters though is how much of an impact it has on overall system performance, which of course also depends what you're using your computer for.

As long as your RAM is fast enough, and you have enough of it for what you're doing, there are likely going to be other more beneficial upgrades you could make.

I have 64GB to run a RAM drive on, and because I like SuperFetch loading up what's left over as a HDD cache. Just in general use testing, I've gotten it to load upwards of 30GB. Makes for some very fast AV scans, taking a couple of minutes where it would otherwise typically take over half an hour. This only works once it has already been run and is already cached though.

I run a Minecraft server on my RAM drive, so I don't need it to be too large, but I'm looking into recording and writing uncompressed HD video to it, so I'll need to make it larger for that. I also crunch for BOINC in the background, dynamically fully loading my CPU and GPU, so my computer is up pretty much 24/7.

Anyway, my point is that, similarly with RAM speeds, with the way Windows 7 can take advantage of available RAM, more RAM is generally always better to some extent too, but as long as you have enough for what you're doing, it probably isn't going to be significantly better.
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