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Hardware Is More Memory Better?

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Guest-16, 8 Jul 2008.

  1. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    I was aiming for 4GB for my new (HTPC/Light Gaming) build in August anyway, so this is good to hear..

    I'm still on CS2....

    I guess I'll wait for CS4 now... When's it out?
     
  2. Jedipottsy

    Jedipottsy New Member

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    I'm using a DFI P35-T2R, with 8GB of ocz memory. Computer has never skipped a beat, its even overclocked. I run Maya 2008, and photoshop primarily and these two programs together chunk alot of ram when large scenes and textures are loaded. Running Vista X64 SP1, and Arch Linux X86_64. Never had any problems.

    I really recommend 8GB Ram with a 64bit OS, although it might be overkill for some people, i got the ram for £110 from overclockers and it overclocks like a dream.
     
  3. Smeggy

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    "If you notice, the percentage memory use actually goes down from 31 percent to just 12 percent."

    ummm... yeah, but if you work out what that percentage translates to in actual memory, 31% = 634mb, 19% = just over 700mb, 12% = nearly a gig! Of course the percentage is going down when you are adding more memory, 10% of 100 = 10, but 10% of 1000 = 100 (over simplified i know :p)
     
  4. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    Eh?

    But you've got more Memory anyway, so even if 12% of 8GB is 1GB... you've still got over 6 times as much left as you would with 32% of 2GB.
     
  5. Smeggy

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    I was making the point that while the article infers that the memory usage goes down, it is actually going up!
     
  6. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    I never got that impression.
     
  7. impar

    impar Well-Known Member

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    Greetings!
    And your point was successfully made. :)
     
  8. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    it infers that the more RAM you put in, the less percentage will be taken up by the system
     
  9. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    I was wondering whether I was insane or not... 64-bit procs should be able to address 2^64 bytes of RAM (16EB?).

    Nice read... what workstations are you using over there that are so magical?
     
  10. Guest-16

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    Yes but the percentage memory available is still higher, even though Vista continually adds more resources which make Vista-haters think you have less memory to use. I was just trying to clarify this point.
     
  11. koola

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    2GB in the iMac is plenty fast enough for OSX. When Snow Leopard and CS4 are released, I may have to upgrade to 4GB.
     
  12. ComputerKing

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    WOOOOOOOOOT, Thanks BT for this guide :D Good Job
     
  13. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    That's ACTUALLY a word now!

    Woot!
     
  14. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    Great article Richard! I'm going to be upgrading soon from 2gb of ddr2 6400, and this really convinced me. Very insightful :)

    Is there any chance you could repeat some of the benches with some faster memory kits? I'm really curious what the advantage between running at 1150, 1066 and running at 800 is (at similar timings).
     
  15. ComputerKing

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    yeah you have good point here. I really want to see the different between 800 and 1066 with some benches. That will be really really good.

    Because if you think on it. With the same amount of money you can get (4GB 1066) OR (8GB 800), So it will make a different.

    Thanks Xtrafresh to clear this out :rock:
     
  16. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    Intel is different from AMD. when you want to see 800Mhz vs 1066Mhz, are you asking for AMD or Intel system?

    if it's Intel. i can tell you now that the 1066Mhz bandwidth will make it produce faster result. simple
     
  17. hawky84

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    Would have been nice to see some tests with a virus scanner and some updating going on in the back ground as this is what I find bogs down my workstation in the office running server 2008 and my desktop at home running VIsta 64
     
  18. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    Benchmarks are not done to say which one is faster, obviously i'm aware that 1150 > 1066 > 800. A benchmark is taken to clarify how much difference there is between different setups.

    This article has helped me decide between 2gb or 4gb, based on price premium vs. real world performance gain. I am simply requesting some help in a very related matter: the memory speed, as this article only covers PC6400 memory. I'm decided on 4gb, but i'm not quite sure if it's worth forking out the extra cash for memory that is actually faster.
     
  19. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    the more the better, the faster the better. it's always been like this, and it will always be like this.
    get 1066 if benchmarking is all you'll need. otherwise stay with 800Mhz for affordable yet performing RAM.

    it's like 8GB vs 4GB. if you want the best, you have to spend 2x the money to get 10% increase in performance. 1066 vs 800 is the same (just not as extreme), it's up to you.
     
  20. impar

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    Greetings!
    When the C2D was launched, the performance difference in real world tests between several RAM speeds was pratically non-existant above the DDR2-800 speed.
    C2D architecture really doesnt need more RAM bandwidth. Nehalem might require it, though.
     
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