Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-06-2008, 05:24 AM   #1
Baseband Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 53
Default A Question Regarding RAM

Hi, guys.

I have what some of you may consider a silly question. I'm really stingy when it comes to money, but I'm also really wanting when it comes to my computer.

All I want to do for now is upgrade from 2GB of RAM to 4GB of RAM. I know my mobo. can support it.

Will that help WoW (just about the only semi-demanding game I play right now) run at a higher FPS? Not even better quality graphics, just more FPS. I don't plan on upgrading the graphics card & power supply for another couple of months.
__________________

AmagicalFishy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2008, 10:26 AM   #2
Fully Optimized
 
Holysky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 3,692
Default Re: A Question Regarding RAM

it is well worth it only if you have vista. you should get a nice performnce boost
Here are different combinations

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231203 one 2GB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820609027 two 1GB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231207 two 2GB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820104058 four 1GB


I reccomend Two 2GB (dual channel)
__________________

__________________
Let's get this party started, I'm sick of begging you You make me dead inside which I give to you
Let's get this party started, You make me feel inside I want to be the one to make myself sane
Holysky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2008, 12:16 PM   #3
Baseband Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 53
Default Re: A Question Regarding RAM

Ah.

I have XP. <.<
AmagicalFishy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2008, 12:39 PM   #4
Golden Master
 
Cabbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 7,912
Send a message via AIM to Cabbs
Default Re: A Question Regarding RAM

I'm pretty sure you'll be fine with 2GB. The only thing you'll really benefit from is new RAM that runs at a faster speed or tighter timings.
__________________
=Like anime? Come to AnimeAppeal.com!=
||DFI UT P35||Q9550@3400 Mhz||Geil 4GB RAM||Radeon 5770||
Cabbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2008, 03:49 PM   #5
BSOD
 
Anti-Flag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 333
Default Re: A Question Regarding RAM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cabbs View Post
I'm pretty sure you'll be fine with 2GB. The only thing you'll really benefit from is new RAM that runs at a faster speed or tighter timings.
and Ntune fixed that for my RAM (even tho the default settings r too fast for supercomputers )
Anti-Flag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2008, 04:15 PM   #6
Golden Master
 
Cabbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 7,912
Send a message via AIM to Cabbs
Default Re: A Question Regarding RAM

You just gotta make sure it's stable. Did Ntune give you access to voltages?
__________________
=Like anime? Come to AnimeAppeal.com!=
||DFI UT P35||Q9550@3400 Mhz||Geil 4GB RAM||Radeon 5770||
Cabbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2008, 05:21 PM   #7
BSOD
 
Anti-Flag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 333
Default Re: A Question Regarding RAM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cabbs View Post
You just gotta make sure it's stable. Did Ntune give you access to voltages?

No. But I don't change the voltage there -usually never anyway-, I would change it in bios if i ever did. And timing changes I don't think requires volt mod
Anti-Flag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2008, 07:04 PM   #8
Golden Master
 
Cabbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 7,912
Send a message via AIM to Cabbs
Default Re: A Question Regarding RAM

It's just that tightening up your timings can cause instability if there isn't enough voltage.
__________________
=Like anime? Come to AnimeAppeal.com!=
||DFI UT P35||Q9550@3400 Mhz||Geil 4GB RAM||Radeon 5770||
Cabbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2008, 09:48 AM   #9
BSOD
 
Anti-Flag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 333
Default Re: A Question Regarding RAM

I don't do volt mods bcuz I don't kno enuf bout it. I think I'd **** up bad.
Anti-Flag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2008, 03:52 PM   #10
Golden Master
 
Cabbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 7,912
Send a message via AIM to Cabbs
Default Re: A Question Regarding RAM

It just depends on how far you go. I've ran DDR2 at 2.19V for almost a year and it ran just fine, not that I recommend going that high. My current RAM is at 2.07V.
__________________

__________________
=Like anime? Come to AnimeAppeal.com!=
||DFI UT P35||Q9550@3400 Mhz||Geil 4GB RAM||Radeon 5770||
Cabbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0