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Old 02-12-2006, 06:48 AM   #1
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Default The difference between memory T1 and T2

Hey guys, I have a amd64 3200 and a gig of valueram. What's all the fuss about T1? is it worth pushing my valueram for it? gaming difference between the two? appreciate your input.
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Old 02-12-2006, 06:50 AM   #2
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There's been a load of stuff on this if you search a bit (hint the search button does not result in your chair firing you out the window).

But in short you should be using 1T unless you have 4 sticks of RAM, in which case you're stuck with 2T.
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Old 02-12-2006, 02:56 PM   #3
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Old 02-12-2006, 03:00 PM   #4
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i thought there was a 5% decrease in performance...
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Old 02-12-2006, 03:02 PM   #5
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5% in WinRAR which was the maximum hit, if I recall correctly. I'm running 4x512MB 2T and I've noticed nothing but great speed boosts from 2x512MB 1T.
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Old 02-12-2006, 03:20 PM   #6
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Default The difference between memory T1 and T2

2T usualy makes a very small differance, around 3-5%. I did take a 7.5% performance hit with AutoGK. But if you are running programs that take more than 1gb of ram, going to 4x512mb sticks @2T will still give a performance boots, over 2x512 @1T.
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Old 02-12-2006, 04:41 PM   #7
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Feel free to test it yourself, though I could see anywhere in the 1-5% range being within the acceptable deviation for such a test. Simply run a game benchmark-- the FEAR test is good simply because it's easy to reproduce, and I'm not much of a fan of the 3dmark series.

Note all the scores, go into your BIOS, change to 2T, and rerun the test. After you've done that, play around with some other settings too. Drop ram to 333mhz, underclock your CPU, etc. Rerun the test again. You may surprise yourself with how little RAM and CPU affect gaming with some of these new titles, depending on what graphical settings you play at.
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Old 02-12-2006, 04:51 PM   #8
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I wish I could find that thread again but the difference was minimal in games I think.

Edit. Some 1t vs 2t benches:
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/mem...t/2gb-ram.html
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If you're interested in only gaming, and if you plan to use resolutions at or around 1600x1200 with some AA and AF, you can throw in the slowest ram you can find, run it at 2T, and match it with a Sempron.... what really matters with today's games like FEAR and COD2 is the video card.
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