relation between Ram & cpu usage

Asus P5b motherboard
January 7, 2010 at 04:18:34
Specs: Windows XP, 3 gb ddr2 667 ghz[transend]
Does cpu graph depends on RAM?
I hav 3gb ddr2 ram(1gb on 1st slot & 2gb on
the nxt)...
Now on my cpu usage graph i Hav 2 graphs
one of which is attaining the peak position &
the other one is relatively low ,Is this because
of my unbalanced ram on both the slots or
something else??????????
Plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz help me.................

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January 7, 2010 at 05:27:53
Your 'unbalanced' RAM probably prevents your system from running in dual channel mode, which means your RAM's bandwidth is only 50% of it's potential. Also, your RAM frequency should be setup to match the CPU frequency at 1:1 ratio.

Is you DDR2-667 RAM running at it's default frequency of 333MHz (667MHz DDR)? Do you have a CPU with a default frequency of 333MHz (1333MHz FSB)? If not, your RAM setting should be changed.

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January 7, 2010 at 05:44:01
When I installed more RAM in my PC, DDR2 RAM PC5300 I was told it should be installed in pairs of matching RAM I put 1 GB RAM sticks in slot 1 & 2 on my M.B. slot 1 and two are sperated by 3 & 4 so the slot next to 1 is 3 and the one next to 2 is 4 ! I have matching pairs of 512 M.B. RAM in slot 3 & 4, I have a total of 3 GB's of RAM installed. By looking n the manual provided to me by the manufactuer of the PC ,it had a graphic layout of the M.B, or else I would have most likley installed the RAM incorrectly not matching up the slots .Now Iam not saying all M.B. have this same RAM slot configuration so you may want to try and find a layout graphic of your M.B. perhaps online or thru the manufacturers support ! Sometimes it tells you on the M.B. which slot # is which !
Good Luck Nick

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January 7, 2010 at 10:59:13
The processor core is how applications are written. If you are using programs to include drivers for your system that are not smp it will show a single core to be much more than the other. The unbalance has nothing to do with ram for the most part.

See perfmon for the most detailed use of system resources.

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January 7, 2010 at 13:45:18
When you have two cpu graphs this means either you have the following;
dual core processor
two processors [smp]
hyperthreading processor

Since most applications are not written to hyperthread, or use multiple processors [either smp or dual core] you will see processor 0 with more workload.

This is normal

CPU utilization is not related to Ram utilization or visa versa.
Your ram is not "unbalanced"

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