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Thread: Installation Problems
11-08-2011, 06:57 PM #21
Indeed, DDR3 is quite affordable, and while I'm not sure if going from 4 to 8 gigs has a decent impact on current games, it's smart to save two slots on the mobo for that upgrade, if you can.
Mind you, ram is a component where you don't want to go for cheap - get a decent brand and double-check your motherboard and cpu ram compatibility tables on their vendor's sites. It might seem excessive work but it could save you headaches and a RMA.
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11-08-2011, 07:02 PM #22
My motherboard is weird. It's got 4 x DDR2 slots, and 2 x DDR3. I've opted for 2 x 2GB DDR3, and I'll take the DDR2 out.
I went for Kingston CL7 stuff. It was less than £10 for 2GB, which is a bargain.
17-08-2011, 10:40 AM #23
Right, my new memory finally arrived today (I paid economy and it shipped 'next day'. Huh), and my system feels a little snappier as I've got 4GB in 2x2GB and dual channel. Yay!
Anno 1404 is still CRCing, but it could be a dodgy disc as everything else seems to be fine now.
17-08-2011, 11:37 AM #24
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Now, modern processors and chipsets don't actually use the FSB to communicate with the RAM. They use something different the name of which escapes me right now (and I think it's different for AMD or Intel). It's certainly a lot faster than FSB, but because it works differently, I haven't been able to get a clear answer on whether or not dual channel makes much of a difference with that.
17-08-2011, 11:51 AM #25