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Hi.. i have 1gb cheap corsair value ram right now 5-5-5-15, im going to upgrade to 4gb OCZ 4-4-4-15 good quality ram.

How much would my 3d mark scores go up by? its around 11k now.
    
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I doubt your will see any measurable differences... at least myself when I have gone from DDR2-800 5-4-4-9 to DDR2-1000 5-5-5-15 and didn't see any changes in speed at all...
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I think you'll get more points in 3dmark06, but don't expect too much.
In games however, you'll probably notice a nice performance boost. Especially in the newer, more demanding games like Crysis.

This boost will be mostly because your increase in the amount of RAM. Not the timings.
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changing the memory strap and frequency is going to be the ticket to producing points.

You need to choose a lower latency memory strap.

"upgrading" from cas5 to cas4 is a very small.. changing the memory strap, will drop your memory latency more... lowering the performance level will do the same.

I would suggest you tune your existing system before spending money on such a minimal upgrade..
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with intel systems really cas 4 and cas 5 is very little diffence its the speed that matters most
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Your not going to see much of a difference if any.
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To be honest, not that much. If you can get it to run at 1T timings, that will make a little more of a difference, but still nothing major.
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Minimal to none.
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Hi.. i have 1gb cheap corsair value ram right now 5-5-5-15, im going to upgrade to 4gb OCZ 4-4-4-15 good quality ram.

How much would my 3d mark scores go up by? its around 11k now.
About twenty to sixty points.
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Ok, im not buying the new ram for the points only, almost any of the new games i play my ram is at 100% usage. Even the startup programs and normal idle programs i run take up 40% usage, so really games only have 600mb memory to use. I get 40fps high detail @ 1280x1024 on crysis, and i know for sure a lot of my games could use the extra memory Thanks anyway guys.
    
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