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06-11-2009 06:44 AM
Per my previous post, any gain would only show up in selected benchies. If you can't quantify the improvement with a stop watch (say a drop of 30 seconds or more in processing time), then you're just flushing good $ down the toilet.
06-11-2009 07:36 PM
Are you trying to discourage me?
What I meant was that, unexpectedly, the memory change showed up in the Windows Experience Index
as increased processor performance, rather than increased memory performance.
I was surprised by that, and am not sure why.
According to PC-Wizard, going from 533 DDR2 to 800 DDR2 meant the clock settings changed.
3 went from 200 MHz to 266 MHz, 4 went from 200 MHz to 333 MHz,
and 5 went from 266 MHz to 400 MHz. On the other hand, the CMD rate went from 1T to 2T.
Of course I don't want to waste money, but, with all respect,
switching to the higher rated processor and higher rated RAM do seem to have made a noticeable difference
even without overclocking.
And I've confirmed it is not just something I'm imagining, but something real.
08-06-2010 01:05 PM
Faster clocked memory at times is noticeable and other times you can only see the difference on a benchmark. Memory intensive applications might show a big difference especially if the processor is waiting on data from memory fetches.