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Old 01-23-2008, 10:13 PM   #1
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hi guys,
ok, my question has to do with RAM speed. my friend has ddr2 1200 and is running vista. when he goes to the vista experience index thing, it gives him a rating of 5.6. now, i have ddr2 800 and i get 5.6 rating for ram too. Is this wrong or am i not understanding something, i would imagine he would get a higher score because his ram is faster, right? is it actually worth it/can you see a performance difference between, say 800 and 1066 RAM?
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do u also have vista??whats the caselatency on both sets of ram?
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ya, i have vista too, i dont know his latency i just remember i had the same score as him, but my Caselatency is 5.
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maybe his are loser
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Old 01-23-2008, 10:24 PM   #5
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(higher latency is worse)

I'm guessing the experience index goes more off of how much RAM you have, not just the speed.
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ok, well i guess that's that with that question. for my second question, can you see a performance difference between, say 800 and 1066 RAM? would it just depend on what apps you run or what games you play?
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It would be minor. It largely depends on the processor, because the RAM speed is linked to the processor speed through the FSB. DDR2-1066 isn't really necessary unless you're overclocking or you have a higher end processor.
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i get a 5.9 with my ram and mine are 850 mhz with 4-4-4-12
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