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Windows 7: need help. not showing my ram.

19 Dec 2010   #11
gmc7721

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate
 
 

not a gamer so the video card works just fine for me and my 24 Lcd................ a SSD still to pricey for the bang, even now the Sata2 vs the Sata3 in windows system rating show's no major speed improvement....


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19 Dec 2010   #12
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gmc7721 View Post
Just Built A new PC:
WIndows 7 64 Bit Ultimate
3.2Ghz i7 - 970
24GB DDR3
HD5670 GDDR5 1Gig
1 TB WD Black Sata 3/6MB HHD
4.5 TB (3) Seatgate Barracuda's

Did it because I could..............

..... Cheers.............
Can you spare 4 gigs?
Just kidding.

I was gonna purchase 4 more gigs to bring my total to 8,
but I talked myself out of it. I'm not a gamer and don't use my computer
for nothing more than a HTPC, so 4 gigs seem to be enough. I figured I buy
another WD RE3 2502ABYS Gb drive and raid it. Unraided, it's just a tab faster
than my WD6400AAKS. I'm always looking for faster transfer speeds. But one day
I'll get 4 more gigs.
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19 Dec 2010   #13
Trucidation

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Punkster View Post
24GB DDR3 Ram, Core i7 970 and only a HD5670??? something is NOT right here..

With the money you used to buy 18GB of RAM, you'd have bought a GTX 580 and still having a kick a** PC!

And probably a SSD, but hey, who am i to judge?
Even if he says he isn't a gamer, an SSD would make a world of difference compared to the extra RAM. Seriously, +18GB? For what, especially since you're not running games? Is it some kind of server or rendering machine or something?
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20 Dec 2010   #14
gmc7721

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate
 
 

I do use it as the backbone of my home network (2 desktops, 3 laptops, netbook and iPad) accesses 75 GB's Software / 95 GB's Music / 80 GB's Video's. And I do some video editing. Even if I had a SSD drive for the OS the transfer rates to and from my other 3 drives wouldn't have been measurably better and 5.5 TB in SSD drives would be just a little pricey even for me.........
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20 Dec 2010   #15
komoornik

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gmc7721 View Post
I do use it as the backbone of my home network (2 desktops, 3 laptops, netbook and iPad) accesses 75 GB's Software / 95 GB's Music / 80 GB's Video's. And I do some video editing. Even if I had a SSD drive for the OS the transfer rates to and from my other 3 drives wouldn't have been measurably better and 5.5 TB in SSD drives would be just a little pricey even for me.........
SSD isn't just about transfers.

Haven't you heard about access time ? Things like fast boot and fast program opening.
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23 Dec 2010   #16
gmc7721

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate
 
 

Oh I understand........ So ballparking figures a SSD drive runs about $2.00+ a Gig VS HHD .10 cent a Gig. And what am I getting, a little bit faster Boot, 20 sec VS 40 sec, a program takes 5 sec to open instead of 10 sec. With the WD Sata 3/64bit it's insanely fast now...... why pay pay $1035/2070 just for a OS drive and up to $9000 in storage. I paid less than $500 for 5.5TB...

~Cheers~
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23 Dec 2010   #17
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Actually, even storing All media on Spinners, everything is actually faster.
SSDs make a lot of sense for the OS and applications. Something liek a 40-80GB will be more than fine.
The rest of things, especially Media (Music,Videos,Photos etc) will not see a large benefit from it, at least not enough to justify the cost if you have a lot.


For 1, Spinning drives (even in raid 0) can not come close to comparing to a SSD.
And when used for the OS and apps, it makes a huge difference.

For the DATA thats on Spinners, its actually a bit faster because that drive is not busy doing regualy OS tasks and can focus soley on retrieving the DATA you ask for. So they are more responsive.


Trust Me. Once you've ran your PC on a SSD drive, you'll not want the OS installed on a spinning drive again. I can honestly say, the SSD drive was the 1 upgrade (and best) that had immediatly apparent results. Far more obvious than a CPU or RAM upgrade for example.


As far as RAM goes, if you do not run a lot of VMs or doing very heavy advanced Photoshop or HD Video Rendering work, that much RAM is probablly going to be wasted.

I know many think more is better, but this is only true depending what type of work you do with the PC.
I do alot of HD Video encoding, and some Photoshop work, but seldom use all of my RAM (8GB)

Not knocking you here, just something to consider.

If these are things you do not do .. or rarely do ... you may be better off running 6GB and put that extra into other areas. GPU or SSDs.
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