- Mar 7, 2007
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|Storage||(1) 300 g.b. 10k rpm raptors|
|Power Supply||1100 watt atz series|
|Software||windows 7 64 bit|
|Benchmark Scores||29,433 3dmark06 score|
Yeah, generally speaking 32 gigs of memory is way more than you could ever use unless you are using some serious graphics software or multiple memory hogging apps all at once etc etc. So basically you got way more than you need (I'd guess) although when you do have all that stuff running at once I'd be interested in you checking how much memory is actually being used, obviously windows task manager is easiest and everyone has it on the pc but could use other programs to check as well as you probably well know. I'm no expert I just don't know your level of expertise but I can tell it's pretty high and probably in many areas you know more than I do I just so happened to have good practical knowledge about this platform because I've used multiple memory configurations and a couple processors and tried countless Overclocks with various speeds/timings etc. I've never populated every slot I was running dual channel for a while because I only had 2 sticks of memory and the board wouldn't read beyond that due to pin damage, now with replacement board I have what you currently have which is 4 slots populated I just have half the memory capacity density and have 4x4 gigs rather than your 4x8 gigs. Anyway sounds like having higher density sticks but half the slots populated made a huge difference, which I'd kind of suspect because it is a ton of stress on the board and cpu memory controller to have every memory slot in operation at the same time. So it's interesting to hear how you notice the difference between all slots and half slots with same gigabytes of memory, I would probably never populate all the slots but I would have considered it till I heard how you seemed to find out that it appears x79 at least doesn't particularly appreciate that plus a healthy CPU overclock.