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Windows 7: What's your memory assessment speed?

08 May 2012   #1791
arjfca

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
As an experiment, I would try removing the two 1GB modules and see if you notice a difference in speed. If you look at the numbers they are lower in rated speed, but better (lower number is good here) in CAS Latency.

Run a few benchmarks that way and see how the numbers compare with having all four sticks in there. I would also keep in mind that how you use your computer is more important than just a benchmark score. If you regularly do things that require a lot of RAM, 6GB instead of 4GB would be better, even if it runs a wee bit slower. If you regularly do things that require fast RAM, 4GB instead of 6GB would be better, even if you don't have quite as much of it.
OK, witch benchmark should I use

I use my machine at is maximum. I don't play game, but I have 4 screens and I display charts with lots of calculation. Excel is use for External communication and applications controls. So yes, I do use a lot of ram

Martin


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08 May 2012   #1792
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Go to start, in the search box type cmd, in the entry that comes up, right click it and select run as administrator. In the window that comes up, type winsat mem post a screenshot of the result. Both ways.
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08 May 2012   #1793
arjfca

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Go to start, in the search box type cmd, in the entry that comes up, right click it and select run as administrator. In the window that comes up, type winsat mem post a screenshot of the result. Both ways.
here is the result

Martin


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08 May 2012   #1794
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

The higher number is better
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08 May 2012   #1795
arjfca

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
The higher number is better
So it was faster with 6 gig than with 4 gig

Is it normal?
Is it possible that my 4 gig bank is slower than my 2 gig? With GPU-Z, both show 400 MHz

On my board, I got 4 slots
Yellow Black Yellow Black

Actually, my 2 memory stick are placed on both yellow slots

Martin
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08 May 2012   #1796
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Some boards are nore demanding thatn othere. Look in your manual and see which slots they recommend you pitting the 2 sticks in. They will be the same color slots which will enable dual chanel mode. It will be either the 2 sticks in the yellow slots or the black slots. But, you will see little difference in the performance of the machine with faster memory.
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08 May 2012   #1797
d0m0

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Here's what I have on my notebook.


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08 May 2012   #1798
RocketsFan

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Mine.

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08 May 2012   #1799
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arjfca View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
The higher number is better
So it was faster with 6 gig than with 4 gig

Is it normal?
Is it possible that my 4 gig bank is slower than my 2 gig? With GPU-Z, both show 400 MHz
Your Kingston 2x2GB kit has a cas Latency of 6-6-6-18-24
(They look like the 'value' range)

And your 2x 1GB modules have a lower Cas latency of 5-5-5-18-23
(Which is better. The lower the Cas latency, the quicker the RAM)

Basically your two individual 1GB sticks are faster than your 2x2GB kit. The 2x2GB sticks are bringing the score down.




Realistically, you've got two options:

Option One:

Try to 'tighten' the timings of your 2x2Gb kit.

(The slower kit. Tightening means adjusting the default Cas latency speeds to a lower and faster number.)

Ie instead of the 2x2GB kit running at 6-6-6-18-24, lower them to 5-5-5-18-24

Test for stability using memtest+.


If Unstable at those timings, try something like 5-6-6-24 etc.

If the kit runs stable at 5-5-5-24 or 5-6-6-24, add the other two 1GB sticks.

When all sticks are in use (6GB) they all run at the speed of the 'lowest' module. That's why you can try to 'tighten' the timings of the 2x2GB kit to improve speed.



Option Two:

Just use the 6GB as you have been doing. The speed difference, whilst there - is not going to be 'Wow - it runs like a rocket now'.
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09 May 2012   #1800
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

I'm voting for Option Two, above.

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...Does it give a clue for the pertinence to upgrade or overclock memory

Martin
Go to the SPD tab and post a screenshot for each slot.
Done

Martin

Your 'Memory' tab shows your RAM (6GB) running at 5-6-6-15 and 2T.

The SPD tabs show you the JEDEC settings, which are a standard used by the manufacturer to give the timing settings that the RAM 'should' work at, this info is also used by the BIOS to set the RAM when in Auto mode.

Since the 'Memory' tab information isn't the same as any SPD tab, someone has set it at these timings.
When you have two different RAM cards, with different SPD timings, they will use the SPD timings from the lower card (the higher numbers).

Your RAM is likely set at the best speed and timings already.
Unless you are getting errors or crashes, then just leave it as it is now.

Any small increase in performance gained by tightening timings (adjusting for more performance) will not be noticeable on your system.

Since you already have a SSD, it should be performing well.

The only noticeable performance increase you can do would be a new CPU, motherboard and RAM, like a i5/i7 system.
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