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December 6, 2010 7:34:10 AM

Hi I have 4 Gigs of Ram installed and using Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. My Index Score for my memory is 5.9. Is that low or about right? Thanks!

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a b } Memory
December 6, 2010 8:08:20 AM

That's not right. Mine got 7.1.

In other words, it's too low.

But don't rely too much on the WEI. Sometimes it's just wrong.

To make sure your system recognizes all 4 GB memory, do the following:
-Right-click on My Computer, select Properties.
-Look at the memory/RAM section
What does it write? Somesort like this: "4.00 GB installed"
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a b $ Windows 7
December 6, 2010 12:02:09 PM

You forgot to mention which Ram, ie DDR3-1333.
Baring that, if it is DDR3, or DDR2 I would say it is low. ( 4 gigs DDR3-1600, CL 7 scores about 7.7

I would down load CPUID CPU-Z, install and run. Select memory tab and (1) verify you are runing Dual channel and (2) that it is running are the proper speed.
CPU-Z
http://www.cpuid.com/downloads/cpu-z/1.56-setup-en.exe
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December 6, 2010 3:28:00 PM

Hi,

so I just dled CPUID CPU-Z here are my results (I do indeed have DDR3 :/ ):
http://imgur.com/NKJ3z.jpg

http://imgur.com/vHtX1.jpg

Do these results look okay?

The weird thing is, I just upgraded to 64bit yesterday, when I was using 32 bit (also Ultimate 7) I was getting higher memory score. Is something wrong with my ram?
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December 6, 2010 5:35:54 PM

hmm should I just not be worried about the score Windows gave me? Could something else be wrong? It just seems so low compared to what I should be getting :/ 
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December 6, 2010 6:56:57 PM

From your snapshots
Snapshot 2 shows that you are in daul channel mode and comparing 1 & 2 you are runnig at the 667 (1333) #1 which in #2 shows that is the highest level.

The 5.9 may infact be close to right.
Me DDR3-1600, CL 7 = 7.7
andrern2000 got a 7.1 BUT also has DDR2 @ 1600 w/CL5
Me (Laptop) DDR2 1064 CL4 (2gigs) = a LOWLY 4.4

In your case you are @1333 (lower than 1600) and a CL9 which also will decrese score. In one review I noted that a 1600 @ CL9 was about the Same as 1333 CL7. that review also indicated that you should go with CL8, or 7

You said others had a Higher WEI, are you sure they were for the same speed and same CL rating.

My gut feel, don't sweat it and as long as you are happy with the performance - Be happy

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a b $ Windows 7
December 6, 2010 7:57:39 PM

My i7 PC Corsair Dominator TR3X6G1600C8D pegged at 7.9.
My Daughter's cheapo Notebook is 5.9, and her Gaming rig is also pegged at 7.9.
Both Windows 7 x64

The CM3X2G1333C9 {TW3X4G1333C9} is 1333 MHz 9-9-9-24 @ 1.6v
First, try 'Ganged' mode; if you have incompatible {wrong RAM for wrong MOBO} RAM don't be too surprised with a BSOD or similar failure.

Also, if it were 'me' I would manually set the DRAM Voltage to spec or 1.6v.
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December 6, 2010 9:56:46 PM

jaquith said:
My i7 PC Corsair Dominator TR3X6G1600C8D pegged at 7.9.
My Daughter's cheapo Notebook is 5.9, and her Gaming rig is also pegged at 7.9.
Both Windows 7 x64

The CM3X2G1333C9 {TW3X4G1333C9} is 1333 MHz 9-9-9-24 @ 1.6v
First, try 'Ganged' mode; if you have incompatible {wrong RAM for wrong MOBO} RAM don't be too surprised with a BSOD or similar failure.

Also, if it were 'me' I would manually set the DRAM Voltage to spec or 1.6v.



I was just reading about a similiar situation someone had with "ganged mode" and "unganged" and putting it on ganged moved their score up by into the 7's. Before I try this, what is the difference? I read something about the difference in the ram being devoted to certain cores (for unganged I think), but ganged scoring higher in tests. If I were to run ganged do I have to put my sticks in specific slots? Thanks for the help guys!
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a b $ Windows 7
December 6, 2010 10:24:40 PM

Ganged vs Unganged http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dual-channel_architecture#...

It depends on 'how' the testing App of Microsoft responds to 'Ganged' modes. Unganged is 'generally' the better of the two, but 'how' MS WEI responds is another. I wouldn't be too surprised if the tests is simple and/or pools the BIOS and 'sees' the Speed and CAS similar to CPUz.

A better test is Super PI {free} -> http://virgilioborges.com.br/hyperpi/

Keep in mind, in the 'real world' a score of 5.9 vs 7.9 might b 2~5%, and CAS 9 1333 MHz RAM is considered 'slow' -> something like Mushkin Blackline 998677B 7-7-7-20 1333MHz would be in the upper 7's. In either case, I tell folks to ignore the WEI - it's very misleading.

The slowest item on your rig is the HDD/SSD regardless of the 'score' and scores are relative.
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December 6, 2010 10:58:06 PM

oh ok I see. Thanks for the info, one more question, you said I should change DRAM Voltage to spec or 1.6v -- what does that do?
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December 6, 2010 11:24:16 PM

Running the RAM at spec {Speed, CAS Timings and Voltage} all has to do with minimizing errors on non-ECC RAM and improving stability.
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December 6, 2010 11:58:02 PM

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December 8, 2010 7:34:02 AM

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