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If I Use lazy ram 5-5-5-15 and OCZ SLI memory 2gether is it ok?

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November 5, 2007 8:19:36 PM

If I use 2 GB GOLD XTC OCZ ram with 2 GB OCZ SLIs would it be better than using the 2 GB OCZ SLIs alone???
SHould I just take out the GOLD XTCs and use the SLIs only?? OR should I keep both of them in?

THank you!
November 5, 2007 8:52:59 PM

its all the same stuff - just marketing

here is the important facts on ram:

1) 4 sticks often have issues to do limitation in the bus bandwidth - if you want 4 gb use 2 sticks

2) most memoy is 5-5-5-15 ddr800 1.8v - if it says 4-4-3-8 you need to manually set it. even kingston pc10000 ddr1200 will boot at ddr800 and cpuz will read it as such - you need to manually set 2.3v (in the case of ddr1200) and you latencys and fsb

3) lower latencys are faster then higher speed

1066 chip with 1066 ram 5-5-5-15 will be slower then a 1066 chip at fsb1500 and 750 memory at 4-4-3-8 - the memory bandwidth will be close but in most cases the ddr800-850 4-4-3-9 settings are the best with the good micron chips

you should tune your system for 1:1 or 1:2 then check the memory bandwidth with sandra

thats why i build fast computers!
November 5, 2007 8:59:00 PM

I can only afford 4 1 GB sticks lol So...have 2 2GB sticks isn't an option...And I only paid like 70$ for the SLI OCZ which are 444-15...but I just changed the timings on my RAM to 4-4-4-15 so I think it will be ok now????:p 
November 5, 2007 9:00:22 PM

you need to check timings of both sets and run tests

then try the highest setting - you may need to further increase them

if you have issues - not much u can do
November 5, 2007 9:01:39 PM

Do you think I'll notice a difference in my system now? Or I won't be able to notice anything?
November 5, 2007 9:20:30 PM

xp or vista? 32bit or 64bit?

in xp 32bit, i can say from experience 2gb to 4gb isn't that noticable, only when alt+tabbing out of games and such..but in a 64bit environment, i did see a difference (fc6 and ubuntu)

its worth it in the long run
November 5, 2007 9:33:39 PM

yea i was gonna say i bet you OS wont support them (unless your running x64 OS like vistax64 or a x64 Lin Distro)
November 5, 2007 9:35:46 PM

I'm running Windows XP Pro 32bit and Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit...I think they'll work because My friend has 4 GB ram in his computer lol all 1 GB haha

My mother board supports up to 8 GB of ram lol in Dual Channel lol So i'm hopping it can run 2 dual Channels of 1 GB each DIMM
November 5, 2007 11:21:38 PM

going from 1gb to 2gb makes a huge difference but most other changes


you notice nothing

only properly tuned max memory bandwidth will make the minor-est of differences

and 1:1 or 1:2 will slightly improve bench marks

but in the real world who cares
November 5, 2007 11:41:15 PM

what do you mean by 1:1 and 1:2? The timings??? Oh and by the way I have the XTC OCZ 6400 ram default with 5-5-5-15 now. I changed the timings to 4-4-4-15...do you think I can push it even more? I didn't want to risk it because my motherboard is weird...the RAM sticks are side by side with no space in Dual Channel mode.

How the DIMS are:
A1 A2 B1 B2
_ _ _ _
| | | | | | | |
| | | | | | | |
| | | | | | | |
-- -- -- --
Weird eh? I'm use to:
A1 B1 A2 B2
_ _ _ _
| | | | | | | |
| | | | | | | |
| | | | | | | |
-- -- -- --
Just worried bout heating!:p 
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