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W00t! Upgraded RAM and man is it fast!

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by TIMSPEED, May 28, 2016.

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  1. TIMSPEED

    TIMSPEED !địt mẹ!

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    Upgraded my Late-2009 27" iMac from 16gb of 1066mhz to 32gb of 1333mhz and damn! It really cooks!
    That is all, lol.
     
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    You know more about this than I do, but as I've changed computers for both work and home, it feels like processors are generally fast enough even if you don't get the absolute fastest one, but faster RAM makes the whole machine work so much faster. It just seems like processors are fast enough now that they don't have as much impact as really blazing fast memory does.
     
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    Am I the only one that was expecting him to show a brand new Dodge Ram truck that he purchased??? :evillaugh:
     
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  4. TIMSPEED

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    It's not so much the speed of the RAM, but the capacity. More RAM means less swapping to disk, which means better performance. Unless you were running below maximum bus speed before, the RAM isn't running any faster now.
     
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    I like when my Internet machine works fast.
     
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    You had issues with 16gb or ram? What are you trying to process there? A 4k video?
     
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    Nah..just upgraded because I could, lol...just trying to max this machine out.
     
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    Lol, this makes me remember trying to overclock a 133 CPU to 166 and how great going from a 28k to a 56k modem was. :beer:
     
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    was wondering the same thing here...

    I just built a Win10 machine last August and even with Haswell processor, 16gb RAM w/ a SSD just cooks along
     
  11. Royal Flusher

    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

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    You can never be too rich, too thin, or have too much RAM.
     
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    US Embassy Vienna, '85: "OK, basically we have two circuits. The 300 baud circuit - for FBIS - and the high speed circuit, the 1200 baud - for us, on this rack".
    US Consulate Leningrad , '86 & Consulate Casablanca, '88: "How long do we have to deal with this 75 baud speed? This is primitive." & "Well, this fall we're getting new equipment from Wang and changing the crypto gear. Probably...300 baud all said and done."

    I know slow.
     
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    Do you have your OS on a SSD? The SSD is much faster than a conventional HD and made a huge speed improvement on my PC.
     
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    Reminds me of transferring files by Sneakernet.
     
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    LOL! Both of these really take me back. One of my favorite things to say back at my old days at Teledyne Microwave was "Hey! Keep your hands off my Wang!" And I forgot all about the Sneakernet.

    My fiance back in the day was a SysAdmin who had a consulting business on the side. I remember going in one weekend to help him with a Windows upgrade. My job was to walk from machine to machine and switch out the 12 floppy disks that Windows came on, as he did the upgrades. I would start one, and when it was ready for disk 2, I'd take disk 1 to the next machine, etc. It took forever!!

    I also remember when we got our first 1200 baud internal modem and how fast it seemed, compared to the 300 baud phone coupler we had been using. :kill: For you kids these days, who don't remember, you used to dial the number on your home phone and attach the handset to a box and it would squeak and squeal your data over the line. Oh, how far we have come.
     
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    You've upgraded a 7 year old computer from 16Gb to 32Gb? I can assure you that the 16Gb of ram wasn't the bottleneck in that old of a machine. You'd be better served saving that money for a new machine.
     
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    Maybe the old machine has a better theo.


    ;)
     
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    Free is free...and damn you guys are old! My first pc was a 286 IBM Clone in 93...but I've heard of Wang's...
     
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    Well with a Samsung pro 850 SSD and i7 cpu...if I could solder on a new GPU, then I'd be really set.
     
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    Yes we are. I built my first PC in 1981. It was a Heathkit H89 with 48K (K, not M, or G) of RAM. It had an 8080 CPU and a 5 1-4" floppy. My first upgrade was to add 16K or RAM, and the upgrade cost over $100
     
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