Thread: Ram help
October 19th, 2005, 12:51 AM #1
Well im in the neighborhood of buying new ram since this 512meg is just killing me. I have about 110 dollars to spend including shipping and tax to california. I have no idea what timings are good or anything of that nature. All I know is that my mobo can handle 4 gigs of pc 3200 ram and is 184 pin.
For the system you see in the sig what ram would help me ALOT in games such as doom 3, black and white 2, and unreal tournament 2007. I guess gaming ram?
Thanks for your help, hugs and kisses survivalJambalaya
October 19th, 2005, 01:09 AM #2
Just buy another stick of what you've got... That is if the latency on your current ram is not tooo bad...
I have a gig of 3200 at 3 cas latency, which isn't great... But, it works fine for my system. And I do game, as well...
Really, fast RAM will be great, but for the price difference, I'm really not sure if it's worth it. But to really specify with detail what kind of RAM to get... I'm gonna need more info... Try getting CPU-Z if you don't have any documentation.
It's a bit of a dispute whether latency or bandwidth matter more... However, I say latency is more important...
In case you want to spend all 110 bucks approximately on good, reliable, trusty, fast, dual 512, 1gb ram... Check this out:
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October 19th, 2005, 01:59 AM #3
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I'd get another 512MB stick also, but be prepared to upgrade to 2GB. Games like BF2 are already needing more than 1GB to run smooth when you crank up the settings, i'm sure more are to follow before long. The good news is that your board has 4 slots so if you stick with 512MB sticks, you can top it off with 2GB total which will be plenty. By the time you'll need more than that, the entire system would be long overdue for an upgrade anyway."Opinions not based on knowledge are ugly things"
October 19th, 2005, 10:02 PM #4
That ram looks good retro, I just need more ram cause multitasking and gaming on this generic 512 stick is killing me so maybe I should get what you recommended retro and still keep my generic one? so I have 1.5 gigs? or would that decrease the speed slightly or drastically?
I need some clarification also, Is it better if the latenancy like 2-3-2-3-6 or 5-5-5-5-15 ?
LIke higher the better or the lower?
Last edited by survivalhero; October 20th, 2005 at 12:35 AM.Jambalaya
October 20th, 2005, 05:17 AM #5
And, I'm not totally sure on the compatibility of the new sticks (2x512) and the old stick of 512 together...
I always mix things up when it has to do with compatibility of the sticks... I think that it should work, as long as they have the same speeds... (PC3200 in this case)Intel Core i7-860 OCed to 4.0GHz | ASUS P7P55D-E | G.Skill 8192MB (4x2048MB) RAM | MSI GTX 280 | 2x Seagate 160GB 7200.11 RAID 0
October 20th, 2005, 11:15 AM #6
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