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Windows 7: How much will and extra 1 gig Ram improve performance?

15 Sep 2009   #21
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Robert

Can y ou walk him thru finding out what he has while I go rumage around for PC 3200 and test it. I would hate to send him something that gives him problems

ken


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15 Sep 2009   #22
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
The principle of diminishing returns does apply here.

You will notice a substantial difference in your everyday computing experience when you upgrade from 512MB to 1.5GB.

Guys!?
I am using a Socket 939 MB and DDR memory. My experience is that after 2 GB on this system I can see no performance improvement. I have Windows 7 Forums up with FireFox, usually watching my TV card (UEFA Champions league atm), tracking my mail remotely with a Ubuntu RDC, and other apps like paint.net. I think I have my system close to maxed out and do not see any difference with 2 GB or 4 GB of DDR memory installed. With the cost of DDR, 1.5 to 2 GB would serve well, IMHO.

Robert
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15 Sep 2009   #23
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Robert

Can y ou walk him thru finding out what he has while I go rumage around for PC 3200 and test it. I would hate to send him something that gives him problems

ken
Sure ...

Element7, can you tell us the name brand of your memory stick with any serial numbers?

He has one 512MB DDR400 PC3200
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15 Sep 2009   #24
Element7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

On the sticker thats on the ram it says
"hunix pc3200u-3030
HYMD26464D8R-D43 WD
512mb ddr 400mhz CL3.0
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15 Sep 2009   #25
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Element7 View Post
On the sticker thats on the ram it says
"hunix pc3200u-3030
HYMD26464D8R-D43 WD
512mb ddr 400mhz CL3.0
Perfect ...

Did you notice if there was memory chips on just one side or on both sides?
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15 Sep 2009   #26
Element7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

There are memory 8 chips on each side.
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15 Sep 2009   #27
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

element dont get your hopes up yet but I may have memory for you if it works. I am staring at 2-256Mb pc3200 out of a dell 8300. I have to throw an OS on it to test so give me a day or so

Ken

Edit: I will PM you with the results
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15 Sep 2009   #28
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Element7 View Post
On the sticker thats on the ram it says
"hunix pc3200u-3030
HYMD26464D8R-D43 WD
512mb ddr 400mhz CL3.0
Ken;

The Hynix web site is not much help ... looks like
2.6V
Double Sided
184 pin Unbuffered DIMM (not ecc)
Labeled as CL3, but Hynix says will support 2, 2.5, or 3

Robert
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15 Sep 2009   #29
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

I would just like to thank Ken publicly for demonstrating one of the main reasons for the success of this site - The unselfish spirit of community shown by our greatest asset - our members .



Not forgetting Robert and everyone else involved of course
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15 Sep 2009   #30
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Element7 View Post
Well the cheapest i can get 1gig of ddr400 ram is 62 dollars and thats really expensive so i can only afford 1 gig.
DDR memory can be expensive now, because it isn't in high demand or supply. I don't know if this is against the rules, but I have some high performance DDR400 memory I am looking to sell or trade. If you post your motherboard, I'll find out if anything I have will work for you.

And yes, you'll see a HUGE difference going from 512 MB to anything! I still have to support some laptops at work running XP with 1 GB of system memory, and they are painful to use.
I find this situation (OK supply and demand) infuriating.

My finances at the moment leave me stuck with my Socket 939 technology and 1GB sticks of DDR RAM. My MB supports Dual Channel so I need two identical memory sticks to make use of this feature. I scoured the web and found some really cheap 1GB sticks to bid on ... only i have already had to return it once because 50% was DOA. Mostly what I found available was either CL3 (not preferred) or 2GB sticks ECC (not wanted). By measure of the bidding on Ebay, I would say there is a demand for this memory, I can't say about the supply except it would seem all that is left is ECC and CL3.

As noted DDR2 is half of the cost of DDR. So for the price of 4GB of DDR, I could replace my MB, processor, and still afford DDR2 memory. Go figure?
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