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    Memory performance & vfm

    So as some of you may know I have just updated my CPU and mobo. I didn't bother (at this stage) swapping out the RAM for anything. So my current setup is:
    Asus P5W DH Deluxe
    E6600 Conroe @ std 2.4GHz
    2 x 1024MB DDR2 533MHz Samsung (matched pair in dual channel mode) PC4300.

    I know the weak point in my sustem is the RAM.

    I do not overclock.

    I use the system as the hub of a recording studio running Sonar6.2, Reason3.0.4 and loads of plug-ins. Current favourite VSTi is ReFX Nexus.....

    Since swapping out the mobo and CPU I have noticed a dramatic drop in CPU load (% terms) and am wondering if a RAM upgrade will result in further a performance boost and if so how much and how noticeable.

    The budget won't stretch (atm) to PC8500 1066 RAM - I may wait to see how quickly it comes down in price (if at all) but if there was a noticeable performance gain I may be tempted by PC6400 orr the like.

    I'd probably be looking at 3GB in total (XP32 forever- [no 64bit drivers for most of my hardware].

    Or should I just fit 2 x 512 533DDR2 PC4300 Samsung to match out my current RAM - which would probably be by far the cheapest option........?

    What say you?
    Asus P5QL-E : Intel Q9550 : Noctua NH-U12P : DDR2 2 x 2048MB 1066 Corsair : Palit 9800GT 512Mb : Iiyama PLE2200WS-B : RME HDSP9632[a proper musician's card] : 2 x SATA 7200rpm 250GB : 1 x 7200rpm IDE 120GB : 1 x 7200rpm IDE 80GB : Iomega 34290 1TB eSATA storage : Pioneer DVR-216DBK : Antec TX1050 case : TAGAN TG700BZ PSU : MOTU MTPAV MIDI interface/time clock : Behringer BCR2000 : SONAR 7PE : Reason3 : ReFX Nexus : ReFX Vanguard : NI Battery3 : JP-8080 : D-50 : D-10

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    No.



    Unless you are ever using more than 2gb of RAM, there won't be a noticeable different. If you are using more than 2gb, getting the cheap extra 1gb will sort you.

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    • Gibbo's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5QL-E
      • CPU:
      • Q9550 4x2.833GHz with Noctua NHU12 cooler
      • Memory:
      • Corsair 2x2Gb TwinX DDR2 XMS2, PC2-8500 (1066)
      • Storage:
      • 2 x 250GB SATA 1 x 120GB PATA 1 x 80GB PATA
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Palit 9800GT 512Mb - - Soundcard: RME HDSP9632
      • PSU:
      • Tagan BZ700
      • Case:
      • Antec TX1050
      • Operating System:
      • XP Pro Sp3
      • Monitor(s):
      • Iiyama PLE2200WSB
      • Internet:
      • Orange [:eek:] 8meg running @ 5288kbps last time I tested it http://www.speedtest.net
    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    No.

    If you are using more than 2gb, getting the cheap extra 1gb will sort you.
    Obviously I'm not at the moment but on my old P4 640 system I was regularly using 1.5GB with the modest track counts possible before the CPU choked. I'm thinking with the extra track count potential of the E6600, I could very easily be loading in more and more samples and exceed the 2GB....

    now to find a dealer with 2 x 512Mb compatible RAM....
    Asus P5QL-E : Intel Q9550 : Noctua NH-U12P : DDR2 2 x 2048MB 1066 Corsair : Palit 9800GT 512Mb : Iiyama PLE2200WS-B : RME HDSP9632[a proper musician's card] : 2 x SATA 7200rpm 250GB : 1 x 7200rpm IDE 120GB : 1 x 7200rpm IDE 80GB : Iomega 34290 1TB eSATA storage : Pioneer DVR-216DBK : Antec TX1050 case : TAGAN TG700BZ PSU : MOTU MTPAV MIDI interface/time clock : Behringer BCR2000 : SONAR 7PE : Reason3 : ReFX Nexus : ReFX Vanguard : NI Battery3 : JP-8080 : D-50 : D-10

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