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September 18, 2010 4:24:33 AM

Can your mainboard memory bottleneck your cpu and graphics card? Like say you have 3gb's of ddr2 400mhz mainboard memory a 3.16Ghz 6mb l2 cache dual core cpu with a good core/bus ratio and a gtx460. Would the memory bottleneck graphical processing at all?

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September 18, 2010 5:07:57 AM

Yes RAM's speed can bottleneck a system though it is not common because generally the slowest RAM you can get won't do it. Your RAM is 800MHz as the 400 is multiplied my 2 sine its "Double Data Rate". This is the standard ram speed for DDR2 and is fine.

Your RAMs speed will not bottleneck your system, neither will the amount you have (3GB).

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September 18, 2010 5:12:32 AM

Wolygon said:
Yes RAM's speed can bottleneck a system though it is not common because generally the slowest RAM you can get won't do it. Your RAM is 800MHz as the 400 is multiplied my 2 sine its "Double Data Rate". This is the standard ram speed for DDR2 and is fine.

Your RAMs speed will not bottleneck your system, neither will the amount you have (3GB).

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September 18, 2010 5:12:43 AM

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April 7, 2012 5:32:51 PM

Wolygon said:
Yes RAM's speed can bottleneck a system though it is not common because generally the slowest RAM you can get won't do it. Your RAM is 800MHz as the 400 is multiplied my 2 sine its "Double Data Rate". This is the standard ram speed for DDR2 and is fine.

Your RAMs speed will not bottleneck your system, neither will the amount you have (3GB).

Happy? :) 


I have DDR3 that says 1333MhZ on packaging. (2gig x2=2666Mhz?) Does that make my 3.1 Ghz processor useless?



My CPU is never full capacity (its max frequency usually hits the ceiling) in performance monitor. The cpu is 3.1ghz Athlon II, with 4g 1.3ghz DDR3, a 7970 amd, and 6gb/s SSD why do I still have loading screens?
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April 8, 2012 1:46:34 AM

tomstulich,

Open a new question thread on your problem, that is the best way to get helped : )
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April 8, 2012 1:46:43 AM

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April 8, 2012 1:50:17 AM

tomstulich said:
I have DDR3 that says 1333MhZ on packaging . (2gig x2=2666Mhz?) Does that make my 3.1 Ghz processor useless?



My CPU is never full capacity (its max frequency usually hits the ceiling) in performance monitor. The cpu is 3.1ghz Athlon II, with 4g 1.3ghz DDR3, a 7970 amd, and 6gb/s SSD why do I still have loading screens?

2gig x2=2666Mhz

2GB x2= 4GB = 1333MHz CPU is not useless.
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