Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

adding ram. question

Last response: in Memory
Share
October 3, 2006 11:28:22 PM

currently have 2 x 512 of X brand. have 2 x 512 corsair on the way. searching, and the sticky answered one of my questions about the duel channel. the remaining question is: will i get better performanced by placing the better brand in slots 1 and 2 or 3 and 4 - or does it matter?

shoullda put more thought into this before ordering, but i need it fast, and i had just over $100 to spend

if it helps, asus a8n5x mobo.

thx in advance

More about : adding ram question

October 4, 2006 12:12:39 AM

yes you will see a diff it doesnt matter which slots they go in

btw when you add the other 2 sticks. first remove all
then install all 4 at once

i mean pull out the 2 you now have and then reinstall
all 4 one at a time
October 4, 2006 12:28:19 AM

Quote:
btw when you add the other 2 sticks. first remove all
then install all 4 at once

i mean pull out the 2 you now have and then reinstall
all 4 one at a time


Perhaps you could explain why this step is important?
Related resources
October 4, 2006 12:30:35 AM

you add one or two sticks when you already have one or two sticks
installed the computer will not boot.

but thats is only 50% of the time
October 4, 2006 12:44:23 AM

Right, don't forget to wave a chicken bone in a circular motion over your rig too! :o 
October 4, 2006 12:47:49 AM

that doesnt help either
it happens to me all the time
from prebiult dells and gateways to customs builds
intel or amd it doesnt matter

snapperhead
October 4, 2006 12:48:49 AM

Quote:
yes you will see a diff


Mr. I-can't-spell,-punctuate,-capitalise-or-give-good-advice doesn't know what he is talking about.

It doesn't matter what slots you put them in. Placing RAM faster than your existing RAM alongside the slow stuff results in ALL the RAM operating at the slow speed. (This is, by definition, is what "By SPD" does in the BIOS).

Additionally, it is likely overall memory performance will be slower than it was: using all four memory slots for "Dual Channel" ("Duel" = a fight amongst two people. "Dual" = "two") generally results in increased overhead for memory management.

Mr. Sirheck is also delusional on a second point: you can stuff the new memory straight into the spare slots. Making sure the machine is turned off first. Given your dumbness, it would benefit you to examine the installation of memory before trying to use a crowbar to fit it. DO YOUR RESEARCH!

Why were you suddenly so desperate to get more memory? Were you consistently using 1GB and paging a ton more? Personally, I seriously doubt it. I suspect someone saw you "only had 1GB of memory" and told you that you absolutely "HAVE TO HAVE 2 GB!"

Remember golden rule of RAM: Unused Physical Memory might as well be installed in the top drawer of your desk for all the good it does you.
October 4, 2006 12:52:02 AM

well mr mobius i had 2 512 sticks of ram and installed 2 more
ssuuuppperr huuuughmmooongasss dif in speed

no oc can even think about touching
October 4, 2006 12:52:54 AM

so you are saying adding more ram doesnt make a diff huh?
October 4, 2006 12:59:41 AM

Quote:


Why were you suddenly so desperate to get more memory? Were you consistently using 1GB and paging a ton more? Personally, I seriously doubt it. I suspect someone saw you "only had 1GB of memory" and told you that you absolutely "HAVE TO HAVE 2 GB!"

Remember golden rule of RAM: Unused Physical Memory might as well be installed in the top drawer of your desk for all the good it does you.


desperate cuz i needed it fast. 1 gb was not enough. noone said anothing about me needing more, it was already obvious. it'll do much good in my comp.

thanks for the people who actually had something useful to say.
October 4, 2006 1:01:29 AM

Quote:
Mr. Sirheck is also delusional on a second point: you can stuff the new memory straight into the spare slots.


come try that on my sys or my brothers or my moms
or my girlfriends or any comp at my work

they are amd and intel

and about 50% of the time you will have to remove all and reinstall

or maybe in the 30 mile radius i live in only does it
October 4, 2006 1:06:51 AM

hey i have mixed value ram with extreme ram. it makes no diff
but in speed. now having matched memory is better than mix matching
but you will still notice a huge diff.
October 4, 2006 1:13:41 AM

i knew the difference would be big, just wanted to know if that little thing mattered.

mobius just missed the point completely. i wasn't asking if i had enough. that was a givin.

edit: can we just lock this? i got what i needed, and dont like to start arguments.
October 4, 2006 1:23:16 AM

yeah some of his post made me think he thought you were
adding ahh hell i dont know

anyway i had 2 512 corsair xms sticks and about 6 to 8 months
later added 2 more of the same and no post no nothing
then i remembered what i have been saying.

anyway when you get the other ram sticks you can just add them
but your comp may not boot.

if it doesnt then just remove all and reinsert.
you should get a (physical mem has changed) message
and then go from there

you should notice faster,,, well almost everything
especially in some games, bf2 is one memory hog

good luck
October 4, 2006 1:30:35 AM

yes thx. and the memory addition was for bf 2142. some people dont realize you can add software that may have higher requirements. one of my buddys slipped me an early copy of the game. along with a ..... not gonna say it here. not quite what ea wants you to be able to do.
October 4, 2006 1:35:58 AM

damn thats cool you got an early edition :cry: 

but yeah the loading and verifing client data is much faster
with more ram. also when you start a map you can move
with hardly no lag as opposed to less memory.

maybee when you get the memory ill find you on the
battlefield and knife ya :lol: 
October 4, 2006 1:41:03 AM

Adding two different types of rams, in this case two difference brand and maybe timings of 667 rams. Rule is that the rams are only as fast as the slowest one. But overall you would see a big increase in performance when handling big applications and as well as gaming. It's alright for stock settings but as for overclocking it is best to have all rams the same exact type as disimilar rams would not provide stability if not at all during overclocking.
October 4, 2006 2:04:51 AM

Quote:
yes you will see a diff it doesnt matter which slots they go in

btw when you add the other 2 sticks. first remove all
then install all 4 at once

i mean pull out the 2 you now have and then reinstall
all 4 one at a time

October 4, 2006 2:04:57 AM

im sure you will, i suck at 3rd person shooter. but i get a big jump on the others. this isn't an official thing, its a.... well, it's similar to the hacked beta i played wc3 in. that lead to a huge amount of money winning in tourneys. that relates to why i needed this ram fast.


and im poor, so i dont risk overclocking.
October 4, 2006 2:06:23 AM

Quote:
Given your dumbness, it would benefit you to examine the installation of memory before trying to use a crowbar to fit it.

LMAO
October 4, 2006 2:08:40 AM

crowbar ownz. i dont build a comp without one.
October 4, 2006 2:16:12 AM

yeah i like the b.f.h. personnaly (thats big f##%ing hammer) lol
but like mobiusus post to me i dont remember evermentioning a crowbar.
October 4, 2006 2:18:57 AM

everyone has a stupid question every once in a while. there's always a child waiting to act smarter than everyone else lurking around.
October 4, 2006 2:19:31 AM

Quote:
everyone has a stupid question every once in a while. there's always a child waiting to act smarter than everyone lurking around.


aint that the truth
October 4, 2006 2:20:11 AM

did you read all of the post or just some of it?

everysingle computer i have ever worked on (regarding memory)
i have ran into this memory problem. mr. assman
October 4, 2006 2:21:24 AM

mr. assman LOL
I can see you took it personally
RE5PECT
October 4, 2006 2:21:47 AM

yes :lol:  some dont read too well though :lol: 
October 4, 2006 2:22:32 AM

i read everything though 8)
calm down
PE5PECT
October 4, 2006 2:22:40 AM

sorry MR. assman :lol: 
October 4, 2006 2:24:06 AM

Quote:
sorry MR. assman :lol: 


October 4, 2006 2:26:13 AM

1.3 oh come on now you can do better than that
October 4, 2006 2:28:11 AM

Quote:
1.3 oh come on now you can do better than that

October 4, 2006 2:29:14 AM

now thats better :lol: 

do you have an explanation of the ram question?
October 4, 2006 2:34:50 AM

Quote:
now thats better :lol: 

do you have an explanation of the ram question?



Your comment was... yeah
October 4, 2006 2:37:59 AM

yeah thats what i thought

no explanation and no contribution.
like most of you post :tongue:
October 4, 2006 2:39:39 AM

Quote:
yeah thats what i thought

October 4, 2006 4:27:56 AM

im new to these forums... can we lock this? i got my answer. all we have now is pointless arguing. mainly assman copy + pasting animations as if he was cool. seriously... everything he is posting became old about 15 years ago... specially his ebonics..... 25 years ago people stopped using 5 instead of s... yet here he is, still using it

i find it hard to avoid arguments, specially when there's a 3 year old acting cool. i dont wanna get my acct banned the same day i make my fist post :( 
October 4, 2006 4:30:37 AM

LOL
October 4, 2006 4:34:13 AM

you're probably right, i went a little too far with this Ctrl+C thing :p 
!