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Windows 7: Need opinions on New 8GB Memory I Just Purchased.

10 Feb 2010   #1
corvet786c

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Need opinions on New 8GB Memory I Just Purchased.

My goal is to yes have a blazing Fast computer. It is now with this current setup but wanted to push the limit a little.

My set is:

AMD anthlon 64x2 6000 3.0 mhz processor

4GB 667 mhz RAM

200 GB HD 7400 rpm speed

Nvidia Geforce OC 9600GSO Graphics card

This is my current setup. I just purchased 8 GB 800 Mhz of Ram.

Will I see much of an improvement or did I waste my money? Thanks


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10 Feb 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

That will depend on how much memory your programs are using. If you are only using 1.5GB, having an extra 6.5 is not going to help.

Your hard drive is usually the bottleneck, unless you have an SSD.
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10 Feb 2010   #3
corvet786c

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I am new to this also what is an SSD. Also I am running a 64 bit OS.
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10 Feb 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

An SSD (solid state drive) is essentially a blazing fast drive that uses a different storage technology than tradition hard disks.

Solid-state drive - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Check your Performance tab in Task Manager. Are you using up your 4GB?
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10 Feb 2010   #5
corvet786c

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Yes it is using all the current 4GB.
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10 Feb 2010   #6
monkeys breath

windows
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by corvet786c View Post
I am new to this also what is an SSD. Also I am running a 64 bit OS.
i would go with a 150gig wd velociraptor drive over the ram.
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10 Feb 2010   #7
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

well.... can we have a link to the purchased RAM..??

in general system RAM speeds play much less of a role than most think, since the introduction of vista & w7 that is.

these OS's much prefer quantity over quality, so with heavy multitasking or CAD apps you'll see a benifit with 8gb over 4gb, gaming & general day to day use will show little to no improvement

the only way you'll see the extra bandwidth is if you use number crunching benchmarks....

but RAM allocation & usage is only ever rising so 8gb is a sound investment for future application development IMO
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10 Feb 2010   #8
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You should find some improvement in performance.

As a quick test, reboot your system and in an Elevated Command Prompt enter the following command: WINSAT mem

Run this command 3 times and take an average of the results.

Make a note of the results and then repeat the test with your new RAM installed.
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10 Feb 2010   #9
corvet786c

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

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10 Feb 2010   #10
corvet786c

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Also I already did the win stat mem and mine was about 7200 mb/s
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