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Windows 7: Show Us Your WEI [3]

11 Aug 2011   #291
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kicksilver View Post
Is that even necessary?

These 4GB are working fine for me so far. Playing Crysis and etc.
If it's working good for you, then leave it be These lot are always changing stuff

A Guy


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12 Aug 2011   #292
Kicksilver

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kicksilver View Post
Is that even necessary?

These 4GB are working fine for me so far. Playing Crysis and etc.
If it's working good for you, then leave it be These lot are always changing stuff

A Guy
Yeah, it's like an addiction.

Also, I have some other stuff to spend my cash on...

I only need a VGA and a monitor, and then my PC is ready for war, lol.
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12 Aug 2011   #293
Seven Eleven

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kicksilver View Post
Is that even necessary?

These 4GB are working fine for me so far. Playing Crysis and etc.
Dual channel is faster then single channel, is all.

e.g. 2x 2GB stick pair > 1x 4GB stick
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12 Aug 2011   #294
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seven Eleven View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kicksilver View Post
So........ if I buy another identical card it'll be work fine?

Not guaranteed. It could work or not.

If not, then you would still get 8GB of ram working but without dual channel mode.
Correct, it depends on your memory controller.

Mixing RAM is risky at best, if you do then get the same brand, same frequency, same timing, and your chances are pretty good. It might take some settings adjustment to get it working stable.

Dual-channel architecture
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Dual-channel architecture requires a dual-channel-capable motherboard and two or more DDR, DDR2 SDRAM, or DDR3 SDRAM memory modules. The memory modules are installed into matching banks, which are usually color coded on the motherboard. These separate channels allow each memory module access to the memory controller, increasing throughput bandwidth. It is not required that identical modules be used, but this is often recommended for best dual-channel operation. It is possible to use a single-sided module of 512 MB[1] and a double-sided module of 512 MB in dual-channel configuration, but how fast and stable it is depends on the memory controller.
Dual channel will perform much better than single channel. If you're happy with your performance now, then it's ok.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kicksilver View Post
But my mobo doesn't support 1600mhz, I think.
You are 100% correct.
AMD processors (with integrated memory controllers) have a known issue with RAM above 1333MHz.
Better to stay at that frequency.
You can always under-clock, but save a few $ and get 1333MHz RAM.
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12 Aug 2011   #295
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kicksilver View Post
Is that even necessary?

These 4GB are working fine for me so far. Playing Crysis and etc.
If it's working good for you, then leave it be These lot are always changing stuff

A Guy
I agree with A Guy.

Quote:
Also, I have some other stuff to spend my cash on...

I only need a VGA and a monitor, and then my PC is ready for war, lol.
Then you know where to upgrade already.
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12 Aug 2011   #296
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

I agree with A Guy and Hoppy, you can get into the ratings war if you want to. Try for a better WEI score or a better CPU score or other benchmarks. The truth is that there are very few computers out there that cannot be improved in some way. The only thing that really matters is that your computer will do what you need it to do. If it works well and you are happy with it, leave it alone. At the end of the day, it is your computer and you are using it. If you are happy, there is nothing that needs to be done, just enjoy it.
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12 Aug 2011   #297
AGrocker

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
My Score

I have a 6.8 Windows Experience Index Score. Not at home now so I can't post a picture.

CPU: 7.1 Intel Core i3 560 @ 3.33GHz
RAM: 7.1 8GB DDR3 1333 PNY Optima
Graphics: 6.8 Nvidia Geforce GT440
Gaming Graphics: 6.8 Nvidia Geforce GT440
HDD: 7.5 Intel 80GB 320 Series SSD
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12 Aug 2011   #298
Kicksilver

 

Let me get this straight for you...

Until last month, I had:

Pentium 4 1.6ghz
512mb ram PC133
GeForce FX 5500 AGP 4x
IDE Seagate barracuda 80GB
Asus P4B mobo (don't know the model, but it's old, from 2002)

I'm absolutely in love with my new rig, it's blazing fast and does things that I never thought it doing. I can already play Crysis with the onboard GPU, let alone a HD 6850. Of course I won't be able to play Crysis 2 in Ultra settings in 1080p, but I don't need that. Graphics are important, but the game play must be fun too.

ps: my old rig had USB 1.1, and it used to be a pain to make any kind of transfers, or loading my iPod/pendrives. Now it's almost instant! (USB 3.0 rules!)

I'm gonna leave it the way it is now, and maybe in 2 years I get a X6 processor and more ram, to keep it strong for some more years.
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12 Aug 2011   #299
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Good plan, if it's doing what you need it to, then everything is good.
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12 Aug 2011   #300
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Good plan, if it's doing what you need it to, then everything is good.
+1
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