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Ram On Vista 8GB at Mo, only use max 36-40% should i reduce

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  • OCZ
  • Windows Vista
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April 15, 2008 11:46:10 PM

Hi All,
Heres a noob question for you all in the know...!
I have 8GB OCZ P6400 @ 4-4-4-15 Latencys and was wondering about the effect it has on Vista64 as I only use 36-40% Max. Should I reduce to 4GB or will it make no difference..?
And can someone explain 2T
I have O/C'd to 3.6GHZ and run at 1:1 2T what is the 2T as I have seen 1T on here,is it faster or is it because I have 4X2 Sticks...?
Please any adviced much appreciated..

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April 16, 2008 12:19:39 AM

No reason to take out the extra memory. In fact, keep it in and turn off your page file.
April 16, 2008 12:46:48 AM

Ok, first off think of it your running %40 of 8GB that just a little under 4GB!(3.25ish).. wow thats alot.. and you want to REMOVE? my advice keep the ram, and like San Pedro said with 8GB you can disable the paging file
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April 16, 2008 2:16:01 AM

keep it in there, it doesnt hurt... about disabling pagefile, there are a few programs that require pagefile. however, you can make a ram drive, and use that for pagefile.
April 16, 2008 2:51:36 AM

I agree, eliminate your page file by disabling it. It will probably free up about 4GB of hard drive space.
Yes 1T is faster than 2T. 1T means the controller can send a command each bus cycle, 2T every other. Usually when overclocking ram becomes more unstable set at 1T. Will the difference show up in a benchmark for ram? Probably, but in real world applications it doubtful you would notice any difference whatsoever.
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April 16, 2008 3:48:55 PM

Be advised that:

(1) Certain applications look for the page file, and get unhappy if it's not there. Also - If, for watever reason, an attempt is made to use a disabled page file, the results are..... highly inelegant... So rather than disable, I recommend setting the page file to some minimal level. I am running 8GB now, and have mine set at 512MB.

(2) Be advised that you may not be able to run that much RAM at a 1T command rate. In addition to the above advice regarding overclocking - Generally speaking, it is advisable to change to 2T when you are running 2 pairs instead of just one. In practice, you won't notice the difference between 2T and 1T.