Question about upgrading RAM

March 7, 2010 at 01:37:52
Specs: Windows 7
I have a question about upgrading my ram, Sorry if I'm in the wrong forum but I couldn't find a "memory" one.
my CPU is a intel quad core Q9650 OC'd to 3.6ghz
RAM - DDR2 800 8gigs
Motherboard - Asus p5q pro turbo
DDR2 1300/1200/1066/800/667
FSB 1600/1333/1066/800 MHz

Alright, If I leave my CPU at 3.6ghz will I notice a gain in performance using DDR2 1200 ram over my DDR2 800 ram?

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March 7, 2010 at 06:09:42
"If I leave my CPU at 3.6ghz will I notice a gain in performance using DDR2 1200 ram over my DDR2 800 ram?"

In a word, no. With a Core 2 system, you'll get optimal performance with the CPU & RAM running at the same base frequency.

1600MHz runs at 400MHz frequency,
DDR800 runs at 400MHz frequency.

Assuming that is how you have your system setup, it's already optimal. No changes are necessary.

I'm curious what you use your system for that would require 8GB of RAM?

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March 7, 2010 at 08:14:33
isn't more better lol?

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March 7, 2010 at 08:49:03
"isn't more better"

If it isn't being used, it's just a waste of money. And considering what RAM prices are like these days, it can be a HUGE waste of money.

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March 7, 2010 at 10:35:40
dude dude like jam said
and more ram is better but it doesn't change anything in gaming if u have a bad card wut can 8 gigs do nothing
these days all u require is a max of 2 gb and a decent card to play evrything
to put it simply more ram in gaming doesn;t mean better performance u need the right stuff

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March 8, 2010 at 12:16:14
More like 4gb of ram. 2gb of ram is a bit weak now of days to play highend games on especially if you are running 64bit OSes. 4gb right now is the sweet spot. Unless you are doing a lot of heavy 3D rendering, Video editing or running a home server 8gb or more isn't needed.

namebrand pc's are coming out with 6gb or 8gb of ram now. It's more of a marketing gimmick for the most part then what the avg pc user will need that much ram for especially in the in the sub 800 dollar range.

Iron Sharpens Iron.

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