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i was running 3 gig ram at 533MHz because my motherboard has issues any higher so i took out a gig and run my ram at 800 and wow boot time is less than half the time and gta 4 performance is way up too loading time is cut in half i was told that performance difference isn't worth the price but that's clearly a pot of lies. just thought I'd share my experience.


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I guess there was something wrong with your mobo and that caused the low performance in running the 3 sticks. Otherwise the difference in % is about the same as the difference between the frequencies, maybe a bit less.
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I guess there was something wrong with your mobo and that caused the low performance in running the 3 sticks. Otherwise the difference in % is about the same as the difference between the frequencies, maybe a bit less.
so 200MHz= same performance of 400? you a bit on the bottle?
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so 200MHz= same performance of 400? you a bit on the bottle?
Try to read again what I have written. Then, when you understand it, edit your post, please
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So, this is supposed to be something new? You were running DDR2-533 in single channel before, now you're at DDR2-800 in Dual Channel. Ummm, DURRR! Of course its faster!
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Try to read again what I have written. Then, when you understand it, edit your post, please
i did read it and it doesn't make sense how does 200MHz ram have nearly identical performance as 400? and it isn't my motherboard same thing happens with my brothers pc i set his ram to 200MHz and then reset to 800 and boot times halved

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So, this is supposed to be something new? You were running DDR2-533 in single channel before, now you're at DDR2-800 in Dual Channel. Ummm, DURRR! Of course its faster!
how does 1 stick of ram be in dual channel?
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post #7 of 23
Might have been bottlenecked by the memory? I know what you mean though. 533-800 would be a pretty big difference, i think. 800-1066 you wont notice though.
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Might have been bottlenecked by the memory? I know what you mean though. 533-800 would be a pretty big difference, i think. 800-1066 you wont notice though.
hmm maybe i did use same ram for both pc's
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post #9 of 23
Sounds like your original setup wasn't running in dual channel. Still... that shouldn't make enough of a difference to double your boot time.

Any other changes made to the system?
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Sounds like your original setup wasn't running in dual channel. Still... that shouldn't make enough of a difference to double your boot time.

Any other changes made to the system?
nope only yanked out the other stick of ram

oh my motherboard does not support dual channel it crashes because of poor bios support o neither one is in dual channel i have 2 sticks of ram 1 2GB and 1 1GB
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