RAM and SSD

RAM and SSD

Postby d3an » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:12 pm

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do i have 8 gb of ram or 4??

total vm = 8gb
ram = 4gb??

thinking of upgrading anyone recommend??

what typr what speed dual how much so many questions

also how easy is it to migrate windows 7 to a new ssd havent bought it yet just thinking about the move from hdd to ssd???

all comments greatfully recieved
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Re: RAM and SSD

Postby Black » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:32 pm

you got 4gb ram m8.
The Virtual is space it takes from your HD for swap files and stuff. Just for things that don't need to be read as fast as things in the RAM, but its also buffer for your RAM.

The physical RAM is like the name says it the physical RAM modules that are in your pc.

If you got vista or win7, right click on 'Computer' and then 'properties'
You should get this then.

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Easier to read ;)
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Re: RAM and SSD

Postby TIEKE » Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:56 pm

dean your more newbie at computers than me and i am noooooooooob :p :p
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Re: RAM and SSD

Postby BamBam » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:02 pm

For normal people its easy.
But hey your English hmmmmmm :loop :lool
Getting Win 7 on it its easy ;)
What do you mean by upgrading new pc or just your memory emote_loco1
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Re: RAM and SSD

Postby d3an » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:03 am

Specifications
CPU Intel Socket 775 Core™2 Quad/Core™2 Extreme/Core™2 Duo/Pentium® Extreme/Pentium® D/Pentium® 4 Processors
Compatible with Intel® 05B/05A/06 processors
Support Intel® 45nm CPU
Chipset NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI
Front Side Bus 1333/1066/800 MHz
Memory 4 x DIMM, Max. 8 GB, DDR2 800/667/533 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel memory architecture
* Refer to www.asus.com or user manual for Memory QVL (Qualify Vendor List)
**When installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Hence, a total installed memory of less than 3GB is recommended.
Expansion Slots 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 - Single VGA mode: x16 - SLI mode: Hardware ready for x16, x16
2 x PCIe x1
2 x PCI 2.2
Scalable Link Interface (SLI™) Support two identical NVIDIA SLI-Ready graphics cards (Hardware ready for x16, x16)
Storage Southbridge
1 xUltraDMA 133/100/66/33
4 xSATA 3 Gb/s ports NVIDIA MediaShield™ RAID: Support RAID 0,1,0+1,5,JBOD span cross Serial ATA drives
LAN NVIDIA nForce® 750i SLI built-in Gigabit MAC with external PHY
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Re: RAM and SSD

Postby d3an » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:08 am

mobo specs

listed above are my mobo specs

ram - ddr2 does this mean i can only put in DDR2 ?? anyone recommend ?? speed etc??

SSD - it depends on my systems SATA bandwidth? does this mean as its SATA 3 i can go for the faster spec SSD? on the crucial website http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/ssd.aspx

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Re: RAM and SSD

Postby Black » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:23 am

Memory 4 x DIMM, Max. 8 GB, DDR2 800/667/533 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory


Yep only DDR2 ram modules. (DDR3 just won't fit in there)
Your mobo can only handle a max of 8GB.
The 800/667/533 is the Mhz that your mobo supports. (its important that all your ram modules have the same Mhz otherwise you could have a porblem).
About the Non-ECC you can find an explonation here http://www.dslreports.com/faq/2447
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Re: RAM and SSD

Postby d3an » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:09 am

cheers black

and for the SSD?
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Re: RAM and SSD

Postby d3an » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:15 am

The 800/667/533 is the Mhz that your mobo supports

800 Mhz is the best?
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Re: RAM and SSD

Postby Black » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:28 pm

Download http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html
Then you go to Image

There you can see whats in what slot ;)
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Re: RAM and SSD

Postby PaulyP » Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:52 pm

Sorry Dal, didn't chip in in this one as Black had answered it all really. As for SSD I don't have one myself so I'm probably not the best person to ask for advice. I did look for some though 9 months ago and the ones I though best were:

128GB Crucial M4 - best value for money.
120BG Corsair Force Series GT

.. but things may have moved on since I looked. Looking at benchmarks for SSD drives is very confusing - there are 2 different types of memory used by manufacturers. One is good for large files and the other small, but its worth reading professional reviews (not user reviews) to see which type is best for you - takes a little time though. If it just for music and games - the force series GT type I think will be your best bet... but don't quote me on that - like I say it's been 9 months since I looked and I could be confused. Becareful of cheaper versions that can use various mixed memory brands and so you don't always get exactly what you paid for.

You should be able to get a SATA 3 drive although if your board only supports SATA 2 you will not get the full benefit of it (check that on the manufacturers website - i think most are backwards compatible)... though it does future proof you if you upgrade in the future. Is buying a new MB out of the question?

I wouldn't move windows 7 from HDD to SSD, I would start again from scratch and do a fresh install on it. Then just transfer any files over you want. Unplug your HDD though before installing on a new SSD or you'll end up with a dual boot system (unless you want dual boot). Once installed you can then plug back in again. Tranfer files and then format HDD and use it for storage.
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Re: RAM and SSD

Postby Black » Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:53 pm

oh I redirected him towards you about the SSD pauly thought you knew more about them then me :p.
Well dal better bug delete about them then, seems like he knew allot more about them then me :)
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