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    Question RAM interleaved?

    I installed another 1gb of ram, but my PC doesn't seem any quicker during loading times on games etc.

    and still being a complete PC noob as far as components work, i was wondering if this could be due to the RAM being interleaved.

    and also, could someone tell me what interleaved actually means?

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    Dual channel I think. You won't see any increase in game load times because they will be restricted by the read speed of the hard drive, which is far slower than RAM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Smith View Post
    I installed another 1gb of ram, but my PC doesn't seem any quicker during loading times on games etc.
    1. what games are you running?
    2. have you tried defragging? loading wont be *that* much faster with more ram, you'll just see less swapping (ie lag/pauses) once you are ingame
    3. interleaving should improve performance

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    My pc post also shows my newly boght RAM as interleaved (2Gb kit of OCZ sli 1066mhz for/with P35-DS4 mobo).

    If you fancy technicalities read this page (what is Interleaved Memory):http://macspeedzone.com/archive/Comp...terleaved.html
    In simple words this allows processor to quicker acces RAM (reduced memory access time). Why didn't it in your case?

    One - IMO the speed of PC with more RAM (1 or 2gb) is a subjective issue - in terms of benchies it might be quicker, in terms of naked eye observations, not much.
    Two - I'd check my RAM timings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by satan View Post
    Dual channel I think. You won't see any increase in game load times because they will be restricted by the read speed of the hard drive, which is far slower than RAM.
    1. That is also correct (about the hard drive), although I guess Nick Smith has a regular HDD for the standard user - my guess, this is a 7.200 rotations per minute (rpm) and 8mb or 16mb cache (16 is better). To increase HDD performance one would need a new HDD liuke Western Digital RaptorX of say 150Gb with the speed of 10.000rpm, but its is expensive and really unnecessary for a beginner and for a standrad user, since it would not bring a spectacular increase in performance, not a visible one with naked eye.

    2. And, again, the increase of RAM from 1Gb to 2Gb can not be determenied by the naked eye. This upgrade does not give spectacular speed increase. To the viewer it would seem that nothing has changed really. In terms of benchmarks performance might increase though, but not THAT much.

    3. I had a look at your configuration Nick Smith and there is one more "limiting" thing - you have FOUR memory sticks. In order to have "better" performance some people recommend having only two sticks (say 2Gb in two RAM sticks 1Gb+1Gb dual channel mode). Allegedly, FOUR sticks would ran slower since the CPU would have to access four of them instead of two. Well, again, in terms of naked eye observation this just might not be that visible. So, basically, back to point 2 & 3:
    a. 2Gb or 1Gb = more or less the same for the naked eye observation
    b. four sticks of ram or two = more or less the same for the naked eye observation.

    So, as I mentioned in my previous post - think about the RAM timings. You may want to change/tighten them. Consult the overclocking (OC) guide if you want speed, but be aware of the higher temperatures associated with OC and that OC invalidates the "waranty" of the components.
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    Interestingly, my internet connection was 'Interleaved' until i told them to turn it off to give me better pings...still dont know what it is though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goose View Post
    Interestingly, my internet connection was 'Interleaved' until i told them to turn it off to give me better pings...still dont know what it is though.
    Given that I work for an ISP I was going to answer this, but then I realised it would be easier to say.....

    ...if you are interested in interleaving have a look at this guide on our support site

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