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July 19, 2010 11:28:07 PM

Is it okay to not have at least 1GB of RAM per CPU core?

I have a 1055T with some G.Skill 2000Mhz RAM (4GB of it). Does this create a performance issue?

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July 19, 2010 11:33:36 PM

No. 4 gigs of ram is plenty for most folks. And the ram doesn't have to run at the same speed as the cpu. The board will determine the correct speed on the auto setting. You can set the speed manually if you aren't satisfied with the performance.
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July 20, 2010 12:31:19 AM

So it's fine that I have 4GB with 6 cores?
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July 20, 2010 8:58:10 AM

Well as long as you don't overload the RAM with RAM intensive programs.
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July 20, 2010 9:52:17 AM

ya that's perfectly allright.. there is really no relation of amount of cores and ram..
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July 20, 2010 2:05:37 PM

There is no direct connection between cores and ram.

What application do you have that you need a 6 core cpu for?
If it is something like CS4, then you can use all the ram you can get.
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July 20, 2010 2:17:03 PM

Well, if you do get a computer with more cores you'd assume you'd use more memory intensive applications because of having more cores to work with.
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July 20, 2010 8:33:53 PM

Drailing said:
So it's fine that I have 4GB with 6 cores?

It's not "per core". All 6 cores will access the same memory. Having more CPU cores does not at all relate to how much memory your computer will use.

memory does not become dedicated to a single CPU core until you get down to the L2 cache, which is on the CPU die itself and usually around 0.5MB. Even the L3 cache is shared between cores.
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