Why poor memory performance score?

  6652 03:29 03 Oct 2006

I just purchased an HP a1630n desktop system, which was just released in August. I have run pc pitstop test several times and get a 42% of normal rating on memory performance. The rest of the system rates very well. I was wonderering if there are any ideas as to what might be the reason for the low score. Here are the system specs:
Asus MB
AMD 64 Live! 4600+ processor
2G of factory installed ddr2 ram
250G HD
Nvidia GeForce 6150 LE video with up to 256M shared memory

I have since added 2 1G ddr2 modules and the overall rating for the system went up just a little, but the memory rating is still down in th 40 percentile.

One other thing I noticed is that task manager performance only reports about 3.6G of the 4G installed, although pc pitstop shows all the memory.

Thanks ahead of time for any imput


  AndySD 04:53 03 Oct 2006

Is the 42% reading for the Video Memory if so thats to be expected as shares RAM is not as fast as Dedicated RAM built into a seperate Video Card. Aso the shared RAM will be removed from the total RAM installed.

  6652 05:00 03 Oct 2006

The 42% rating is for the system memory and the rating stayed about the same from the initial test with 2G, then after I added 1G, and then still about the same after adding another 1G bringing total ram to 4G the maximum the system can have. I was wondering if you know of any other memory tests online, so I can compare results?



  AndySD 05:26 03 Oct 2006

You can try Sandra click here=

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