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I recently got 2gigs of Corsair XMS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145575

my question is will turning off the page file increase/decrease performance any. Right now I am running with it off and have no noticed a difference, but I have only been running like this for about 5-6 hours. Another question is what effect do the timings have on performance because I have gone from 2-2-2-5 OCZ to this which is 3-3-3-7 @ 230mhz right now.

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post #2 of 11
Well, paging as I understand it has more to do with the size of your memory than the speed of it. People with 2+ gb of ram can turn off paging sometimes just because they have a lot of memory to store that normal paged data. Now, since you just to 2 (more?) gigs of memory, then you will probably be able to turn off paging and you will likely see a performance gain in games that want to store lots of data (BF2 anyone? maybe even FarCry?). You have an AMD64, so I think you would see the performance decrease there before you saw a performance decrease because of paging. Can you get the timings any lower with an OC? Thats pretty nice ram
    
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post #3 of 11
Those timing are rather loose for that memory at that speed regardless of if it's TCC4 or TCCD!
Did you up the vdimm to 2.9?
    
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Have not tried to get the timings lower, going to work on that in the next hour. Thanks for the info im going to go for 2-3-3-6 on the timings - about the timings what effects do loose timings have on performance?
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lol - my vdimm is at 3.1v could this be bad?
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The Plat Rev2 should be a TCCx chip and likes a 2.85-2.9v setting. Rarely have I seen anyone get good response overvoliting it.
    
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Need to change profile, I am now using this ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145575

is 3.1v ok or should I go lower?
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post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by mirunit
I recently got 2gigs of Corsair XMS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145575

my question is will turning off the page file increase/decrease performance any. Right now I am running with it off and have no noticed a difference, but I have only been running like this for about 5-6 hours. Another question is what effect do the timings have on performance because I have gone from 2-2-2-5 OCZ to this which is 3-3-3-7 @ 230mhz right now.

Thanks!
A computer needs ram to operate and if it runs out, it will crash. A pagefile is used to simulate ram by using a portion of your harddrive to read/write to. Memory is used in the following order....

L1 cache,L2 cache,system ram, pagefile

That's also the order from fastest to slowest with each change being a significant slowdown. Even with pagefile being at the end of the chain, your computer will use pagefile slightly even while system ram is available. Therefore, disabling pagefile will speed up your computer. With 2 gb of ram, you can safely disable your pagefile. I've never crashed and I've disabled mine nearly 6 months ago and video game pretty hardcore at times. Hope this helps.
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OH... profile is incorrect... LOL, that's not helping ...
nor is the bad link to what you actually have
    
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post #10 of 11
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The link in the starting post works - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145575 the other one had the three ...'s in it, sorry. I only got the ram a couple hours ago so I have no changed my profile.
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