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September 6, 2010 1:41:07 AM

Hello, how does the memory module affects the processor?

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September 6, 2010 5:03:10 AM

myask said:
Hello, how does the memory module affects the processor?


That's a very important question that most of us don't have an answer but most advanced user's can give it a definition.
Their relationship is simple & straight forward. As soon as you boot the machine, the motherboard's chipset sends signals, clock cycles and instructions to the brain. Once the brain acknowledges that it's time to fire up, he gathers all the necessary information and sends it to the random acess memory. Now this part of hardware knows that the operating system needs this amount of data in order to run but how does it know?
Well the cpu enlights it with this information. Sooner or later they start feeding of each other which transforms into amazing speeds which nowadays is calculated in gigabytes per second.
There's probably more to the coinheretance of these two hardware components but I guess that's for the engineers.
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September 6, 2010 6:20:39 AM

myask said:
Hello, how does the memory module affects the processor?


What exactly do you mean by 'affects'..?
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September 13, 2010 12:00:48 AM

Emperus said:
What exactly do you mean by 'affects'..?



How does it affects in when it comes to speed?
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September 13, 2010 1:09:12 AM

In general as long as you dont have too little memory the speed wont play a very big factor in your performance. Very few applications are memory limited thanks to good caching strategies on CPUs. The difference between a 2x2GB kit of DDR 3 1333MHz CL9 and DDR 3 2000MHz CL7 would probably be no more than about 10%, but the 2000MHz kit would likely cost twice as much of more. Just get a decent 2x2GB kit and you wont need to worry about how it interacts with the processor.
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