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    As per my system, I've just ordered another 4Gb of RAM, will I notice a difference, or is it more of an Epeen upgrade?
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    Re: Just ordered another 4Gb, any point?

    I doubt very much you will, AFAIK only certain programs can take advantage of the extra ram.
    You'd probably get more joy from overclocking your processor.
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    Re: Just ordered another 4Gb, any point?

    I've recently stuck another 4Gb in my system (8Gb total) and it doesn't seem to have had a massive effect...although everything seems to be a bit snappier than before. Could be down to the way my system's set up - your mileage may vary, of course!

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    Re: Just ordered another 4Gb, any point?

    probably Epeen, tell us if it is not though.

    i recently upgraded for 2gb to 4gb, and i cant really tell the difference, it has only been when playing crysis that performance has improved slightly.

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    Re: Just ordered another 4Gb, any point?

    Indeed.

    I must look into the pre-caching of Vista, can I tell it to load certain folders/.exe's into RAM?
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    Re: Just ordered another 4Gb, any point?

    I do hope you've got vista 64bit, if not it's almost totally epeen

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    Re: Just ordered another 4Gb, any point?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    I do hope you've got vista 64bit, if not it's almost totally epeen

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    Re: Just ordered another 4Gb, any point?

    Quote Originally Posted by format View Post
    See his 'My System'
    Opps missed that.

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    Re: Just ordered another 4Gb, any point?

    You may notice a slowdown in your system actually, sometimes more sticks to address means slower response from the cpu, and lower possible overclock.

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    Re: Just ordered another 4Gb, any point?

    I remember reading on A.N.Other forum (I think it might have been Corsair or Crucial) that with this quantity of memory, under-clocking from 800Mhz to 667Mhz is recommended. Aha, here you go.

    Has anyone tried this? What's the reason behind underclocking the memory?

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    Re: Just ordered another 4Gb, any point?

    it says 800 or 667

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    Re: Just ordered another 4Gb, any point?

    There are a few more threads on that site that mention underclocking. (Sorry, my memory is at 800Mhz, which is why I defaulted to 667 in my previous post!)
    Last edited by scorchio75; 02-02-2009 at 11:52 AM.

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    Re: Just ordered another 4Gb, any point?

    Quote Originally Posted by scorchio75 View Post
    I remember reading on A.N.Other forum (I think it might have been Corsair or Crucial) that with this quantity of memory, under-clocking from 800Mhz to 667Mhz is recommended. Aha, here you go.

    Has anyone tried this? What's the reason behind underclocking the memory?

    Cheers,

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    I had to underclock to 667, when I upgraded to 4GB on my old P5N-E board. Simple reason, the board wouldn't boot with all 4 sticks at 800mhz or higher. It was just a limitation of the board.

    Newer boards handle 4GB+ a lot better. My IP-35 has no problems at all with 4 sticks at 800mhz.

    Not sure about 8GB as I just don't need that much, so haven't tried it. The performance difference between 667 and 800mhz is marginal at best in my experience. So if you do need to underclock, I wouldn't worry to much about it.
    Last edited by chuckskull; 02-02-2009 at 12:44 PM. Reason: grammar fail

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    Re: Just ordered another 4Gb, any point?

    Well im running 8Gb of RAM in both my main systems and ive never had to underclock anything, infact my DDR800 OCZ Reaper modules run happily at 1Ghz with 4x2GB sticks. 8Gb can be useful if your doing a lot of graphics work or generally a ridiculous amount of normal multi tasking, if not I doubt youll see much improvement, but it does mean you wont need to upgrade it for a good while .

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    Re: Just ordered another 4Gb, any point?

    With 8 Gigs you may want to look into if its worth while turning off paging.

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    Re: Just ordered another 4Gb, any point?

    I went from 2gb to 46b not long ago, and didnt notice any difference at all.

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