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03 May 2009   #1

Windows 7

I would just like to say this is a great site :)
I'm hoping to up grade my rig in the next few weeks and would like to know if there would be any difference from 6gig of ram to 12gig

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03 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

Hi Topman and welcome to the forums, to be honest unless you are doing something really memory intensive I don't think you would notice, on the other hand if you were to get Ram at faster speeds then what you have currently and with lower latency you would probably notice the difference.
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03 May 2009   #3

Windows 7

Ok thanks Mr GRiM :)
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03 May 2009   #4

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64

Hello topman. Welcome to the Seven Forums. Hope you enjoy your stay.

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04 May 2009   #5


Hi Topman.....

i run 8gb & i gotta say, i struggle to utilize 5gb even while running the most intensive apps i have.....

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12 May 2009   #6

Windows 7 64bit, ubuntu 9, Vista32 Ultimate, Windows XP

I thought I'd post this here as it seems relivent.

I have found on a number of systems I have tested, that Windows 7 does not like some motherboards duel channeling/hyperthreading memory configuration.

I suggest configuring Ganged/Unganged or turn of hyperthreading. And if that doesn't work, try running 1 stick at a time.

I had 2x2gb (4gb) of RAM running 64bit win7. It was crashing all over the place. I tested my ram, all ok. I tried running one stick and the crashing stopped :)

I now run 1 stick of 4gb instead of 2 sticks of 2gb. My system is just as fast and alot more stable. Also tested on all my other "problem" systems, and the BSOD simply stopped when I started running 1 stick of RAM instead of 2.
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