Ram advice

  2drewej 16:45 25 Apr 2009
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hi, just upgrading to faster ram as i do a lot of video editing...

i currently have 4x1gb at 800mhz allthough this is very basic ram made by someone i have never heard of...

can i ask which you would recommend out of these - is it worth spending extra ? thank you

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and also is it possible to use my current ram (2x1gb sticks) with the new ones so in total i would have 6gb?

  hastelloy 16:53 25 Apr 2009

if not you already have more memory than it can use.

  2drewej 17:08 25 Apr 2009

yes its 64bit

  hastelloy 17:31 25 Apr 2009

but suggest you try click here for top quality and service.

  mrwoowoo 18:29 25 Apr 2009

"is it possible to use my current ram (2x1gb sticks) with the new ones "
If you used the 1066mhz ram with the 800mhz ram the ram would run at the slower speed,i.e 800mhz.
So a bit of a waste of money buying the 10066mhz if you mix them.
You could use 6GB of 800mhz ram (cheaper option) if your mother board allows it.
You need to refer to your mainboard manual to see how much ram it will take and which slots.
I assume that you have a decent quad cpu which will also cut down on the editing and encoding time.
The ram should speed things up a bit.But how much i'm not sure.

  Pineman100 18:35 25 Apr 2009

I agree with marvin42. Crucial RAM is good quality. Use their online computer scanner and it will tell you want you need to order.

  DieSse 19:13 25 Apr 2009

Ref your links - both OCZ and Corsair are top quality grade 1 brands of RAM.

  DieSse 19:16 25 Apr 2009

Sorry - should have carried on - to give you better advice on upgrading, it would be useful to know what motherboard and processor, and what graphics card you are using.

If you have a bottleneck elsewhere, faster RAM may not help you much, if at all. It's the whole spec of the system that counts.

  2drewej 20:01 25 Apr 2009

thanks for the replys, strangely enough i got a blue screen 'irql not less or equal' as soon as i ran the crucial scanner tool !!

in regards to spec im running

q6600 quad G0
evga 9600gtko 512mb
and the motheboard is a gigabyte n650dsli-ds4l

  DieSse 23:01 25 Apr 2009

According to the specification

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your motherboard supports up to DDR2 800 - so putting in faster RAM would be pointless and may not even work at all.

  DieSse 23:06 25 Apr 2009

Upgrading the amount of RAM might help you (if you're running a 64-bit version of Windows - you didn't say that exactly, just that you had a 64-bit system).

Since your system uses dual channel RAM, ONLY matching modules of the same type/speed should be used, otherwise the dual-channel mode will not be set, and then the overall RAM performance would drop.

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