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Windows 7: Best Performance Settings for Windows 7 32bit and 64bit

08 Sep 2009   #11
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

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Am I missing something? Isn't the singlemost effective tweak here 6GB? Or 3GB?
I cant see anything missing from the above - DDR3 = 3x Multiples of matched RAM for best efficiency
But the OP has 4GB of DDR3...which means he doesn't have 3x multiples of matched RAM. Like Antman said, go with 3GB ( 3x1 ) or 6GB (3 x 2)...to make the most use of the RAM. And as you know know, if you go the 6GB route...you gotta run 64-bit to be able to use all the RAM.
There seems to be a little confusion here - my statement was made in agreement to the one above mine -Antman's


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08 Sep 2009   #12
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
There seems to be a little confusion here - my statement was made in agreement to the one above mine -Antman's
Your wit was lost on my half.
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08 Sep 2009   #13
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

to follow on from this I've not had much experience of Triple channel memory as yet, not sure which would give the best performance

3 x 1GB in matched bank plus 1GB in another bank or just the 3 x 1GB in the matched bank alone.

would be interesting to see some actual results
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08 Sep 2009   #14
Antman

 

Have not used it myself, but it seems reasonable that a fourth stick would cause it to run at 1x or 2x rather than 3x.
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08 Sep 2009   #15
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Have not used it myself, but it seems reasonable that a fourth stick would cause it to run at 1x or 2x rather than 3x.
I can verify that some of my hardware major friends from College have said that the BIOS will try to equalize the RAM...meaning the higher RAM gets clocked down
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08 Sep 2009   #16
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Seems a reasonable assumption

If adding the extra stick reduces performance it is a retrograde step - unless the fact that the extra stick is available prevents the use of virtual memory, which may make the whole system worse off.

probably easier to just say always install in threes
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08 Sep 2009   #17
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Seems a reasonable assumption

If adding the extra stick reduces performance it is a retrograde step - unless the fact that the extra stick is available prevents the use of virtual memory, which may make the whole system worse off.

probably easier to just say always install in threes
if it is DDR3 that is

DDR4 anytime soon
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09 Sep 2009   #18
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

You can't run triple channel with a C2Q. The amount of Ram is 4GB which is correct.
This is dual channel.

System Manufacturer/Model Number Microsift Windiws 7 32bit
OS windows 7
CPU Core2Quad Q9300@2.5GHz
Motherboard Asus P2Q 3
Memory DDR3 1600 4GB
Graphics Card Asus 8800GTS
Sound Card M-Audio FW410
Monitor(s) Displays HPL2445W
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09 Sep 2009   #19
icoola77

Windows 7 Home Basic 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Am I missing something? Isn't the singlemost effective tweak here 6GB? Or 3GB?
I cant see anything missing from the above - DDR3 = 3x Multiples of matched RAM for best efficiency
But the OP has 4GB of DDR3...which means he doesn't have 3x multiples of matched RAM. Like Antman said, go with 3GB ( 3x1 ) or 6GB (3 x 2)...to make the most use of the RAM. And as you know know, if you go the 6GB route...you gotta run 64-bit to be able to use all the RAM.

First of all, the OP has a Core2Quad CPU, which means Intel LGA 775 socket architecture, which in turn means dual-channel memory controller.

I couldnt find his mobo on Asus site to see exactly which chipset it has, but P35 Intel chipset has the support for DDR3 memory.
DDR3 does not mean it automatically has to be used in 3,6, 12 GB, not in LGA 775 socket architecture anyway.

DDR3 means something else :
DDR3 SDRAM - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

AnandTech: DDR3 vs. DDR2

DDR3 triple-channel memory controller was introduced with Intel LGA 1366 socket
( Core i7 processor 920/950/975, and X58 chipset).
In this architecture, you put memory in 3s
( either 3, 6, or 12 GB ).

However, this fall, Intel will introduce Core i5 and Core i7 processors for LGA 1156 socket, and P55 chipset, which will have again dual channel memory controller, which means you will need to put memory in pairs.

Intel's New Core i7 and Core i5 Processors Explained - PC World
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09 Sep 2009   #20
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by icoola77 View Post
First of all, the OP has a Core2Quad CPU, which means Intel LGA 775 socket architecture, which in turn means dual-channel memory controller...
I tried to fit this knew perspective into my knowledgebase, but there is no P2Q mobo at the Asus site.

But this pic of a P5K3 put it all into perspective. I still do not find specific statement that addresses how many sticks are most efficient. It is likely a moot point. I did learn.


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