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P4P800 - How to dual channel for RAM?

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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
August 29, 2004 3:55:23 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

My P4 2.6Ghz has one 256MB 3200 DDR installed right now. When I'm
running 1 Windows Media player playing a MP3 song, 1 MS Excel 2003, 10
IE Windows, 1 Forte Agent, 1 Adobe Photoshop and 1 Adobe Illustrator,
the Page File Usage goes up to 570MB at Windows Task
Manager>Performance. I haven't start the ATI Media Center to watch TV
yet. I often run this many applications at the same time. It gets slow
sometimes so I think 256MB isn't enough for me. The motherboard is
P4P800 Deluxe so I want to try the board's dual mode feature and the
CPU's hyper threading feature too. Should I get a pair of 256MB or a
pair of 512MB?

Should I go with name brands or generic ones for RAM? I want to use
generic ones if it's possible since it costs about 50% less. Two
Kingston 512MB, KVR400X64C3AK2/512, at kingston.com -
http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/configurator/modelsinfo...
, costs $206. A pair of generic ones costs about $100 at
Pricewatch.com.
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
August 30, 2004 1:04:08 AM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

Elly wrote:

> My P4 2.6Ghz has one 256MB 3200 DDR installed right now. When I'm
> running 1 Windows Media player playing a MP3 song, 1 MS Excel 2003, 10
> IE Windows, 1 Forte Agent, 1 Adobe Photoshop and 1 Adobe Illustrator,
> the Page File Usage goes up to 570MB at Windows Task
> Manager>Performance. I haven't start the ATI Media Center to watch TV
> yet. I often run this many applications at the same time. It gets slow
> sometimes so I think 256MB isn't enough for me. The motherboard is
> P4P800 Deluxe so I want to try the board's dual mode feature and the
> CPU's hyper threading feature too. Should I get a pair of 256MB or a
> pair of 512MB?

512 MB is fine for WinXP, 1024 MB is comfortable (and nearly necessary
for Photoshop).

> Should I go with name brands or generic ones for RAM? I want to use
> generic ones if it's possible since it costs about 50% less. Two
> Kingston 512MB, KVR400X64C3AK2/512, at kingston.com -
> http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/configurator/modelsinfo...
> , costs $206. A pair of generic ones costs about $100 at
> Pricewatch.com.

Name brand is better than generic - there are good low cost brands as
Infineon (original modules, not chips only on 3rd party modules).
You may consult the Asus QVL (on the web site) or www.crucial.com >
Memory Upgrades (they sell 1st quality Micron RAM at reasonable prices).

Roy
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
August 31, 2004 2:53:53 AM

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Get quality ram, Corsair, Crucial, Kingston......It does cost more but
consider it a long term investment. Also 1 gig of ram is reasonable
considering the amount of app. you run at the same time.

At work I use a p4 2.4 system with 1 gig of pc 3200 (board does not
support dual channel). While using both Illustrator & photoshop the
system visually slows down.

Locust.



On Sun, 29 Aug 2004 11:55:23 -0400, Elly <Elly@helpdesk.com> wrote:

>My P4 2.6Ghz has one 256MB 3200 DDR installed right now. When I'm
>running 1 Windows Media player playing a MP3 song, 1 MS Excel 2003, 10
>IE Windows, 1 Forte Agent, 1 Adobe Photoshop and 1 Adobe Illustrator,
>the Page File Usage goes up to 570MB at Windows Task
>Manager>Performance. I haven't start the ATI Media Center to watch TV
>yet. I often run this many applications at the same time. It gets slow
>sometimes so I think 256MB isn't enough for me. The motherboard is
>P4P800 Deluxe so I want to try the board's dual mode feature and the
>CPU's hyper threading feature too. Should I get a pair of 256MB or a
>pair of 512MB?
>
>Should I go with name brands or generic ones for RAM? I want to use
>generic ones if it's possible since it costs about 50% less. Two
>Kingston 512MB, KVR400X64C3AK2/512, at kingston.com -
>http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/configurator/modelsinfo...
>, costs $206. A pair of generic ones costs about $100 at
>Pricewatch.com.
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