I am currently running 4 512gb of ddr2 pc4200 @ 4-4-4-12, and I do cpu/memory intensive music production/recording/editing. I run multiple programs wired into each other and many virtual instruments and my computer is lagging on windows xp 32 bit(fresh install). I am planning on dual booting windows 7.
Is 4gb of ddr2-800 really that much better than 8gb of ddr2-667? Even with a 64 bit operating system?
Sorry I had to work today, and I also have to work tomorrow. I am very appreciative of your responses. The nature of my 'bottleneck" is hard to recreate, as the nature of these propriety vsts etc, is quite random depending on how extensively I use them, and which DAWs are involved. You are completely right in your requirence of these statistics, but it is hard to view in the middle of a recording session.
I have read the full memory faq. And I appreciate the responses immensely.
What most interests me know is the reason why I would use 4gb 800 instead of 8gb 667.
I am not a video gamer, I only posted the card because of compatability reasons.
I have decided to take your advice and get the 800 ram. Worst case scenario I still have ram that will work when I buy a less dated motherboard. Besides most of my hardware extensive activities will take place in 32 xp until the programs I use are 100% 64 bit (W7) compatible.
Quick question though (if it comes down to it later)...If I run 2 800 1 gb cards dual channel, and then 2 667 2 gb cards dual.............I understand they will all run at 667. But will this give me an extra boost if 4gb isn't enough when my software is supported and i move to 64?
2gb 800 + 4gb 667 = 6 GB 667. The problem is that mixing modules sometimes leads to system instability, etc. When installing 4 modules, they should preferably all be the same and require voltage as close as possible to 1.8V.