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1answer
543 views

What does the MHz of RAM really mean?

Countless of times I've heard and read that RAM-memory can have different speeds - denoted as MHz (e.g. 1066 MHz). However, what this frequency really is has never been explained to me and I'm having ...
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0answers
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How to reduce time taken for large calculations in programs like MATLAB

When using the desktop PC's in my university (Which have 4Gb of ram), calculations in Matlab are fairly speedy, but on my laptop (Which also has 4Gb of ram), the exact same calculations take ages. My ...
0
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1answer
30 views

RAM clock is incorrect

First time posting just built my first rig. I am having trouble though over clocking. This is my MOBO and CPU MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) Intel Core i5 4670K @ 3.40GHz I have this RAM TEAM ...
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2answers
59 views

RAM Quantity vs Speed

So I'm looking to buy some new DDR3 ram for my computer and I have 4 slots on my motherboard with a maximum size of 32GB. In terms of speed, is it better to get 4 8GB ram modules or to get 4 2GB? Or a ...
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2answers
59 views

Difference in RAM speeds

I have read that there is a speed difference between 1066 and 1600 DDR3 RAM, but is it significant? I'm building a computer for resale, and will having 1066 MHz RAM in it be a negative? I could ...
0
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3answers
126 views

what would better improve a notebook's performance, a 4GB DDR3 or a 100GB SSD [closed]

I am using thinkpad E430 with win8 as my primary workstation. The notebooks bears lots of computing and programming tasks and I need to alternate between vmware guest os(linux) and my host win8 quite ...
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12answers
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If RAM is cheap, why don't we load everything to RAM and run it from there?

RAM is cheap, and much faster than SSDs. It's just volatile. So why don't computers have a LOT of RAM, and on power up, load everything to the RAM from the hard drive/SSD and just run everything from ...
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1answer
76 views

Troubleshooting slow mac

We've got a Macbook which we are looking to replace its a 2008 alu unibody model with the 2.0 GHz CPU. Rcently Ie noticed it is running really slow. I run quite a few programs at the same time on it ...
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2answers
108 views

What is the equivalent of Preload from Ubuntu to Windows? [closed]

Is there a software like Preload from Ubuntu, but for Windows 7? I can't seem to find one.
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2answers
138 views

how do you determine the amount of RAM that will actually be used When referring to how a OS sees RAM [duplicate]

When choosing what RAM to install on a computer and what OS to run how do you determine the amount of RAM that will actually be used and not just recognized? for example here is my machine: How did ...
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1answer
3k views

How do I lower Chrome's memory usage? [duplicate]

Chrome is fast and all, but seriously? I only have 3 regular tabs open and the settings tab. I'd trade a little speed for some RAM. How can I make Chrome use less memory? Update The about memory ...
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1answer
63 views

Are these two RAM chips compatible together? [closed]

I have Kigston KVR1333D3N9/2G in the motherboard already. I wish to add G Skill [ Ripjaws ] F3-10666CL9S-4GBRL (4Gx1) Question is, will these two chips work together? Please guys, I need help. ...
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1answer
448 views

Memory Speed dependent on CPU

Is memory performance dependent on the cpu speed, NB, HT, or bus speed? Will a faster CPU yield better memory performance (for example in windows experience index).
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1answer
179 views

Slower cpu (pstate) = slower ram performance?

I noticed that if I lower my CPU clock speed via P-states/SpeedStep, my RAM slows down. However, through CPU-Z, my HT link, which is what connects my CPU to the memory, is still running at the same ...
1
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3answers
392 views

What benefits come from 16GB of RAM in 4*4GB format as opposed to 1*16GB format? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it better to have four times 2 GB or two times 4 GB of RAM? If I had two different RAM setups... both from the same company, same cas latency, same motherboards, ...
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1answer
108 views

Do systems perform better with matches memory sizes?

In each generation of hardware, the rules change. I was under the impression that the last generation of intel processors were using two banks of memory, and that you would get significantly better ...
0
votes
2answers
997 views

Windows 7x64 Using Too Much RAM and Slowing Down

I have been trying to figure out why this is happening to me. I have about 190+ processes running on my computer at any given point in time. Since I see a lot of people running like 20-30 at a given ...
0
votes
0answers
86 views

How to trade off amount of RAM vs RAM speed? [duplicate]

I have an HTPC running Ubuntu 12.04. I've got a low-power AMD Sempron 140 CPU and 1GB of DDR2 800 RAM. For playing video and so on, it's great, but it's a little slow when it comes to stuff like web ...
0
votes
1answer
424 views

Which has a faster data transfer rate? WIFI (tablet or cell phone, not LTE) or MicroSD (Class 10)? [closed]

Which of the two methods of dta transfer trasfers data at a faster rate for smartphones and tablets? Standard Wi-Fi, or MicroSD Cards? I wonder if it would be actually faster to access data on ...
0
votes
1answer
186 views

Does laptop speed increase with 1 more GB of RAM? [closed]

Hey I have a HP Pavilion DV6500 laptop running windows vista. It only has 2 sticks of 512Mb which is only 1 GB. I am wondering how much faster will it be if I swap those for 2 sticks of 1GB each?
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2answers
266 views

RAM: 1333 4x4GB cas7 vs 1333 2x8gb cas9

Reading around, i know that the cas7 1333s will time faster of course... however, when more ram stix are involved, there may be a delay in read times. Can someone explain which setup would end up ...
3
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1answer
2k views

DDR3 1333Mhz Ram PC3-10600 vs PC3-10660 performance difference [closed]

I've looked around and I'm unable to find a any real idea of how much performance difference that there is. The timings are the same as the RAM that is in my laptop but I wanted to expand it to 16GB ...
1
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1answer
337 views

Are there pitfalls to using incompatible RAM (frequencies) in motherboards? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it safe using RAMs with different Frequencies I'd like to use 2 x 4GB DDR3 1600 dimms in a motherboard capable of only DDR3 1066. The DDR3 1600 is on sale and the ...
2
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2answers
1k views

How does Intel Turbo Memory work?

I am thinking about spending the money on the 8GB Intel Turbo Memory for my Thinkpad. The only thing is I am not really sure what the turbo memory does. Is it for speeding up the boot or does it speed ...
4
votes
1answer
268 views

Standby-like feature - for individual applications in Windows?

Is it possible to temporarily freeze (pause, block) an application in Windows - so that it doesn't use processor at all and sit in the memory only - and unfreeze it later when you need it? I am ...
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0answers
452 views

What's the disadvantage/catch of SuperFetch? [closed]

I've been seeing all praises for the application called SuperFetch that makes launching and using applications faster, and never slower, which is definitely beneficial for someone who uses the ...
4
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2answers
213 views

Will more RAM speed up my computer if I already have some free at all times?

Oftentimes when I'm running a virtual machine, my computer feels as slow as molasses. I'd like to speed it up by adding more RAM but even when my VM is running, I seem to always have half a gigabyte ...
2
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3answers
1k views

Convert SSD drive into more RAM

I remember I saw a utility on the internet that claimed to convert an SSD drive into more RAM. It even did that with a fast USB flash drive and the total RAM amount changed in the task manager since ...
1
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1answer
137 views

Different RAM Speeds (Same Hardware)

I've got 4 DIMMs of RAM (GSkill Ripjaws), they are supposed to run at 1600Mhz. When I check the speeds, my BIOS tells me that slot 1&3 are running at 1600 and 2&4 at 1333. I tried to set it ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

DDR3: Timings or command rate?

I've recently gone from a DDR2/LGA775 setup to a DDR3/LGA1155 setup. With DDR3, the timing numbers are quite a bit different than I am used to with DDR2. My question is: Which is going to be more ...
2
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2answers
1k views

Will 1066Mhz RAM Damage Computer That Does Not Support More Than 667Mhz?

I am not planning on running my system with memory faster than it can support. My system supports up to 2GB of RAM, but some say it will support 4GB of RAM. My system can only hold 1 GB in every slot ...
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2answers
421 views

CPU speed vs Memory Speed when buying a new PC

I'm trying to buy a new (custom) PC. I'm not technically illiterate, but I haven't kept in touch with the hardware world. While using one website that helps you configure your own PC, component by ...
0
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1answer
131 views

Does RAM support limit the types of RAM that can be installed even if FSB indicates otherwise?

I'm thinking of upgrading the memory on my Toshiba Satellite A10 series laptop (psa10a-012nx). It currently houses PC2100 RAMs, but I'm wondering if I can improve the performance of my laptop by ...
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2answers
520 views

How important is processor speed for running R

I am in the process of buying a new laptop for work. I am a PhD student and use R and pyhton on a daily basis, often running large simulations. I was wondering what is most important for running R ...
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4answers
360 views

Ram upgrade questions for a laptop

I recently bought a Sony VAIO VGN-SZ2VP/X (a 2006 model) laptop, according to the specifications, the motherboard supports RAM of 533MHz. I had two questions: Is it better to upgrade this with a ...
0
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2answers
1k views

RAM size > L2 Cache size > L1 Cache size > Internal Registers of a CPU

I understand that the access speed of internal registers is very high compared to that of L1 Cache and L1 Cache can be accessed faster than that of L2 cache which in turn can be accessed faster than ...
3
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2answers
697 views

6 x 2048 faster than 3 x 4096 DDR3 triple channel memory modules?

Considering same timings, brand and technology triple channel RAM memory modules would: 6 x 2048 MB modules be faster than 3 x 4096 MB modules ?
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5answers
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What is more important for speed: Processor Speed or RAM? [closed]

I am about to buy a desktop, I narrowed it down to two choices, both are virtually identical (even in terms of price) but one has 4 GB of RAM and a 3.7 GHZ CPU the other has 8GB of RAM and a 2.7 GHZ ...
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1answer
766 views

Only some motherboards can support faster RAM?

This is a question relating to one of my builds. Here are the specs: ECS P4VXASD2+ V5.0 motherboard Intel P4 Northwood 2.8 GHz (533 MHz FSB, 512 KB L2) 2x 1GB PC3200 DDR RAM Maxtor 300GB IDE HDD 16 ...
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1answer
280 views

Memory modules not running at rated speeds

I'm having some odd memory issues with my build. Here are my specifications right now: QDI Superb 4 motherboard Intel Pentium 4 Northwood 2.4 GHz (512 KB L2, 533 MHz FSB) 3x 256 MB PC2100 DDR266 RAM ...
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votes
3answers
602 views

Upload of photos from cf card to pc is super slow

I have a new custom built pc. It has 8B of RAM and was working like a dream. Suddenly it is super slow and taking hours to download photos that used to take just minutes. I notice that there is 8GB ...
2
votes
4answers
1k views

How to know which speed of RAM can I use

I have a Dell Vostro 1000 which uses ATI RS480 mainboard. Specification says that the front bus of such mainboard is 1Ghz. However, the default RAM came with mainboard is PC4200 (533Mhz). I wonder ...
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8answers
14k views

How do I check speed of my RAM?

How can i know the RAM speed of my laptop? it's an Asus K40IN-VX128 How do I make sure if the frequency is 667MHz or 800MHz, I was thinking of an upgrade.
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3answers
272 views

Practically expected transfer rates for SDHC class 6

I went and bought an expensive SanDisk Extreme III SDHC 8GB class 6 chip. However, when I dump data from the card to the machine via a USB 2.0 cable, it's only getting 5.0 MB/second maximum ...
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2answers
1k views

Memory: trading off CAS latency versus speed

I am trying to upgrade my server's memory for a Dell precision 450 machine. The memory I have now (1GB in two 512 KB sticks) is DDR ECC PC2100 / CAS 2 / 266 MHz (Kingston KVR266x72c2). I want to get ...
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7answers
21k views

Is it safe to use RAM sticks with different frequencies?

I have two RAM sticks: one 533 MHz and one 667 MHz. Is it safe to use both of these in the same system?
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3answers
2k views

“Faster” RAM at lower clock speeds?

I've been kind of interested in the mechanics (er, electronics) of computer systems lately and after a bunch of research and looking at my computer's properties, I've come across something strange. ...
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2answers
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Relationship between RAM & processor speed

RAM is just used for temporary storage. But since this storage is in the cpu memory (RAM) it is fast. Programs can easily read/write values into it. I've noticed more the RAM less time it takes for ...