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Ok i have a bit of a unrelated question to ask.. when i play some games, they run absolutely perfectly but the loading times are terrible. Do you think i need to get another 2GB of RAM to make it 4. im running windows 7 ultimate with very few background things running. at idle i have a min of 1.5GB Ram available (ie windows and all is only using 300-500MB). I am busy saving for a new GPU but i can sell some old components and get more RAM. this will mean that i might as well go x64 OS which is not ideal as its better to overclock on x86 but i can deal with dropping it a bit for more memory i guess. Anyway, would going x64 and another 2GB RAM make a huge difference?
Loading time in games is mostly hard-drive based, but since
you only have about 1gb ram free att all time it reads from the game files (on the hard-drive) and use the page-file (on the hard-drive) instead of
reading from HD and sending to RAM in which communicate faster.

Basically yes, you will get a pretty descent performance gain from getting 2gb ram more, even if u stay with the x86 version. The x86 will probably recognize about 3.5gb of the ram, and you can still have a higher OC.

To compare it to my PC , I`m gonna loose about 2.5gb of ram running x86,
yet I get about 150-250mhz higher OC. Gamewise I get a little better performance overall, but I cant stand the thought of having 2.5gb RAM just sitting idling by in my cabinet

The loading will in most newer games be cut in half if u up the ram to 4gb,
but the framerate will pretty much be the same.

But the most convenient performance gain I did notice was the task switching went from
slush to ninjasuperfast.
Edited by roxxphatcox - 3/13/10 at 2:57am
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Ok, ill have a look at my budget and see i can fit in 4GB of RAM, will try sell my 2GB maybe.
mmm, i have 2 Seagate 250GB 7200.12 16mb cache drvies in RAID 0. when loading a particular game my load times are slower than my friends PC who is running just a single drive on a 955 @ 3.4 with 4GB Ram. why, i sould be killing him. i have RAID with 4.1Ghz and NB @ 2600 odd. I just dont get it, could my RAID be not running optimally?
   
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post #683 of 1767
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Ok, ill have a look at my budget and see i can fit in 4GB of RAM, will try sell my 2GB maybe.
mmm, i have 2 Seagate 250GB 7200.12 16mb cache drvies in RAID 0. when loading a particular game my load times are slower than my friends PC who is running just a single drive on a 955 @ 3.4 with 4GB Ram. why, i sould be killing him. i have RAID with 4.1Ghz and NB @ 2600 odd. I just dont get it, could my RAID be not running optimally?
well, the math is pretty simple

Your seagates would probably transfer between 100-200mb/s
While your ram will transfer abour 15000 mb/s... about 100 times faster

The best SSD`s are around 1000 mb/s , raiding 20 of those would make your computer
pretty nippy

Here is a festive video showing the performance between a
raptor disk vs a intel x25 SSD disk loading programs.


Edited by roxxphatcox - 3/14/10 at 10:43am
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post #684 of 1767
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OMW!!!!! ROFL, 4 times faster. that is damn scary. OMW.

I think my upgrades for the future are :
4 GB RAM (looking at OCZ Reapers)
ATI 5870
INTEL X25 (or maybe a OCZ equivalent, I like OCZ)
   
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post #685 of 1767
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Originally Posted by SystemTech View Post
OMW!!!!! ROFL, 4 times faster. that is damn scary. OMW.

I think my upgrades for the future are :
4 GB RAM (looking at OCZ Reapers)
ATI 5870
INTEL X25 (or maybe a OCZ equivalent, I like OCZ)
i had the reapers on my 9850 and those were good, my next upgrade is going to be an ssd, I have a raptor now, but i know that my performance will be thro the roof with a nice SSD. I think I'm skipping the 5 series all together and getting a 6x00 card since my 4870x2 crushes everything @ 1080p

Now i have been looking at ssd, which one to get ???
post #686 of 1767
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Have you tried to update your BIOS to 1403? According to the ASUS website, it will and I noticed you have 1301 in your sig.
I havent done that yet. Ill have to give it a try and report back. Thanks
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i had the reapers on my 9850 and those were good, my next upgrade is going to be an ssd, I have a raptor now, but i know that my performance will be thro the roof with a nice SSD. I think I'm skipping the 5 series all together and getting a 6x00 card since my 4870x2 crushes everything @ 1080p

Now i have been looking at ssd, which one to get ???
Well, If I had the money... I would do the same as these guys !

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OMW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2GBs a second What!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was going to hope for 2 in raid.....
24.... What!!
   
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post #689 of 1767
[Solver]
thanks roxxphatcox

+rep

hey there...
i kinda need help here...

so..i finally bothered to instal the 3D Mark 06 advanced that comes with CIIIF board...
thing is..when i type in the S/N in the back of the cd "case", 3D Mark says it's incorrect..
i tried every possible combination with that O and 0 thing...and doesnt work...should i give them a call? or what?
Edited by DarkShooter - 3/15/10 at 10:05am
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post #690 of 1767
I sent Asus support an email today regarding OC`ing and
the x64 platform, this was my question.

"Im having stability issues while overclocking in
windows 7 64bit.

The speeds I reach in win7 32bit excess 4ghz (4.3ghz) stable.

In win7 64bit I cannot exceed much over 3.9ghz without having
a full array of BSODs.

Why?"

And the reply was a bit surprising.


"Dear Valued ASUS Customer!

Unfortunately, we cannot support overclocking.

We can generally recommend that you use RAM that is listed in the supported list.

http://dlsvr04.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/...ormula_QVL.zip

Best Regards / Med Vänliga Hälsningar,
Nils
ASUS TMSS Support "


This mainboard key demographic is OVERCLOCKERS,
and the package and PR for the board is mainly
based on all the OC features.

I hate getting dismissed by some random autoreply

oh well, gonna drill a couple of holes in the top of my cabinet....
I want the radiator on top of the PC for every1 to see
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