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Old 05-27-2010, 09:30 AM   #1
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im thinking about baying more memory on my pc.

have windows xp

i dont know much about it. so i used a program called SIW and there i could see what setup i have.
pleace se the list in this tipic.

as i can understand there are 4 spots for memory chips on my motherboard.

and there are 3 chips in it know. with about 1gb in them.meaning 3gb total.

so my question would be, how much better would my pc be with some more memory space.?

lets say i bay a memory ship that i could fit in my last open spot. that had 2gb.

so i went from 3gb to 5 gb total.
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[SIZE="1"][SIZE="1"]motherboard

Property Value
Manufacturer MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD
Model MS-7345
Version 1.0

North Bridge Intel P35/G33/G31 Revision A2
South Bridge Intel 82801IR (ICH9R) Revision A2

CPU Intel® Pentium® D CPU 3.00GHz
Cpu Socket Socket 775 LGA

Memory Summary
Maximum Capacity 4096 MBytes
Maximum Memory Module Size 4096 MBytes
Memory Slots 4
Error Correction None



CPU

Property
Summary
Number of Logical Processors 2
Number of Physical Processors 1
CPU #1 Intel Pentium D 925
CPU Name Intel® Pentium® D CPU 3.00GHz
CPU Code Name Presler
Vendor GenuineIntel
Number of Bits 64
Instruction Set MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, ET64, EST
Platform Name Socket 775 LGA
Revision D0
Technology 65 nm
Original Clock 3000 MHz
Original System Clock 200 MHz
Original Multiplier 15.0
CPU Clock 3012 MHz
System Clock 200.8 MHz
FSB 803.2 MHz
Number of Cores 2
Core #1
Speed 3012.0 MHz
Multiplier 15.0
Core #2
Speed 3012.0 MHz
Multiplier 15.0
Virtual Technology Supported No
Hyper Threading Supported Yes
Cache
L1 Data Cache 2 x 16 KBytes
L1 Trace Cache 2 x 12 Kµops
L2 Cache 2 x 2048 KBytes


memory

Property
Memory Summary
Maximum Capacity 4096 MBytes
Maximum Memory Module Size 4096 MBytes
Memory Slots 4
Error Correction None
DRAM Frequency 401.6 MHz
Memory Timings 5-5-5-18 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)
Device Locator Slot 1
Manufacturer Crucial Technology
Serial Number 9000303C
Capacity 1024 MBytes
Memory Type DDR2 (PC2-6400)
Speed 400 MHz (DDR2 800)
Supported Frequencies 333.3 MHz, 400.0 MHz
Memory Timings 4-5-5-15-20 at 333.3 MHz, at 1.8 volts (CL-RCD-RP-RAS-RC)
Memory Timings 5-5-5-18-23 at 400.0 MHz, at 1.8 volts (CL-RCD-RP-RAS-RC)
Data Width 64 bits
EPP SPD Support Yes (Version 16)
XMP SPD Support No
Device Locator Slot 2
Manufacturer Corsair
Part Number CM2X1024-6400
Capacity 1024 MBytes
Memory Type DDR2 (PC2-6400)
Speed 400 MHz (DDR2 800)
Supported Frequencies 270.3 MHz, 400.0 MHz
Memory Timings 4-4-4-13-15 at 270.3 MHz, at 1.8 volts (CL-RCD-RP-RAS-RC)
Memory Timings 5-5-5-18-22 at 400.0 MHz, at 1.8 volts (CL-RCD-RP-RAS-RC)
Data Width 64 bits
EPP SPD Support No
XMP SPD Support No
Device Locator Slot 3
Manufacturer Corsair
Part Number CM2X1024-6400
Capacity 1024 MBytes
Memory Type DDR2 (PC2-6400)
Speed 400 MHz (DDR2 800)
Supported Frequencies 270.3 MHz, 400.0 MHz
Memory Timings 4-4-4-13-15 at 270.3 MHz, at 1.8 volts (CL-RCD-RP-RAS-RC)
Memory Timings 5-5-5-18-22 at 400.0 MHz, at 1.8 volts (CL-RCD-RP-RAS-RC)
Data Width 64 bits
EPP SPD Support No
XMP SPD Support No


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Old 05-27-2010, 10:36 AM   #2
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Well what kind of operating software you running 32 or 64 bit? If its 32 bit it will only reconize up to 4 Gb, if it is 64 bit pretty much the sky it the limit just what ever your motherboard can handle.
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wel its 64 mate.

so do you think it would make my pc eny betther? and how will i fell the change with an extra 2gb?
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Old 05-27-2010, 12:28 PM   #4
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Your mobo only supports 4GB.

But yes adding more memory will help because it will allow dual channel operation. Be sure to get ddr2 800 with the same or better timings. 5-5-5-18 is what you currently have. lower is better for memory timings.

What exactly are you trying to accomplish though?
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link of my mothercard

http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=pr...=&prod_no=1212


well it is 64bit

well i use it for some gaming but most normal usage. watch a lot of videos oon different webpages.

but i have a program that shows memory usage. and that on tells me that the usage is around 40 to 50 % of the total 3gb that i have

so do you think i would get an better pc with 2 gb more?

and how would i feel the differens?
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Your mobo still only has a max of 4GB whether it is 64-bit or not. There is only so much that the memory controller can address.

Are you having any problems with the things you mentioned? Upgrading for the sake of upgrading really is not worth it, save your money for when you really need it.
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[QUOTE=foothead;1037340]Your mobo still only has a max of 4GB whether it is 64-bit or not. There is only so much that the memory controller can address.

i looked at the link he posted and it says max memory 8 Gb.
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Your mobo still only has a max of 4GB whether it is 64-bit or not. There is only so much that the memory controller can address.
i looked at the link he posted and it says max memory 8 Gb.
The specs he posted say otherwise.

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Maximum Capacity 4096 MBytes
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oh ok i see where your going, i didnt see that part. my bad!!
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According to the specs available from MSI, the P35 Platinum supports a total of 8GB of memory. I just had a look through the manual.

I think you would do good with just another 1GB stick for a total of 4GB. According to your first post, you are using three 1GB Corsair CM2X1024-6400 memory modules. This is what you'll need: CORSAIR XMS2 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
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