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How Much RAM Do You Really Need?

Application Benchmark Results

File Decompression : WinRAR 3.41

When decompressing a 2.65 GB ISO file we actually saw some difference - 512 MB was faster. It seems that despite using the same timings and clock frequencies in all our memory tests, the 256 MB sticks from GeiL outperform the 512 MB sticks from Corsair, as indicated by memory-speed sensitive WinRAR. The difference is not so much attributable to the manufacturer, but to the amount of memory rows. Obviously, WinRAR can take advantage of compact memory geometries. More details on this can be found in the synthetic benchmark section. Memory size, however, didn’t seem to impact the results at all.

3D Rendering : 3DS Max 7

There were no benefits from extra memory in this scenario.