On Sun, 04 Nov 2012 04:51:35 -0500, Paul <nos...
>What OS is being used ? Is it 32 bit or 64 bit ?
I should've mentioned: Win7 HP-64 and XP in dual-boot.
I know, I know. I use mostly XP, don't like 7, but, for what? $13
I feel the desktop will be better balanced with 8gb total. The
64 bit OS is there for me to run whenever I choose.
>Also, I want to double check your configuration. The motherboard
>has four slots. You currently have 1x4GB module or 2x4GB modules ?
Neither. 2x2GB modules comprising 4gb. and occupying only 2 slots.
You were good enough to point this out to me many months ago.
>(Since Intel put the memory interface on the processor, I no longer
>have access to definitive memory controller feature set information.
>I have to use generic pages like the following one, and assume the
>Intel Flex feature present on previous chipsets, has been copied
>into the processor designs. I don't know this for a fact, but
>assume the feature was copied.
A most reasonable assumption, methinks.
That's part of what I was trying to get at.
My old Ripjaws memory: Speed DDR3-1600 (PC3 12800)
The prospective Patriot stuff: Speed DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
Assuming that all 4 dimm slots are populated with balanced 2gb modules,
the resultant 8gb aggregate would run (dual channel) at the reduced speed of
the Patriot cheapo, DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666). Right?
>Implications - doing whatever is required, to maintain dual channel
>operating conditions... Matches pairs are best, when information lacks.
I don't think there are any balance etc questions, but I don't know if
it's such a good idea to constrain my speed of memory. Perhaps I should
wait for similar prices on DDR3-1600 (PC3 12800) or faster mem.
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