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#1 saje43

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 10:42 PM

I seem to be having a problem with my Windows Experience Score and it's bugging me. I just added two new sticks of these 2gb sticks. Whereas before I had two 2gb sticks and two 1gb sticks. Now, my Index has dropped for RAM score and it's annoying me to no end why it would drop when I am upgrading my RAM. Please help!

I have a really long doc from CPU-Z if I need to post that. Just let me know what info is needed...

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 10:46 PM

What were the speed on the old Ram stick?

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 21 April 2011 - 10:51 PM

This.
And a kingston of the same caliber. I'm sitting at 8gb now, where I was at 6. And my experience dropped, and I'm baffled.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 10:53 PM

More information on your system would be good. You could Publish a Snapshot using Speccy if the CPU-Z info is too much.

As killerx525 says, RAM speed/compatibility could be an issue, also some boards can slow down with a full memory complement.

Also, remember indexes like Windows Experience are theoretical numbers only. In the real world, unless you are fully utilizing 6GB and Windows is actively paging to the hard drive, increasing to 8GB will not give any real performance enhancement anyway.

Edited by Platypus, 21 April 2011 - 10:59 PM.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 10:53 PM

Please use the following link to provide us with information about your computer so that we can assist you.

How to Publish a Snapshot using Speccy


The below is for those who cannot get online with the computer Speccy was run on.

Please take caution when attaching a text file to your post if you cannot copy/paste the link to your post, you will need to edit it to make sure that your Windows Key is not present.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 10:57 PM

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/faXVnNuW58g36SiQpDIfuin

That should be it.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 11:03 PM

I believe the Ram stick is not exactly same.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 21 April 2011 - 11:28 PM

So, thoughts? The same how?

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 11:28 PM

The latencies are slightly different, so all must run at the slower latency figure. How much difference in Index are we talking about?

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 11:30 PM

I belive it was only a .3 drop. But still, it bothered me. I would have preferred it not move at all. Hah.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 11:33 PM

The other option is to purchase identical Ram sticks.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 21 April 2011 - 11:34 PM

I got the new RAM in the first place because I thought I had bad RAM that was causing BSOD's turns out that was a driver problem. So, now I've spent the money and apparently have lost power from what I did have with even more RAM.

Both RAM sticks are the same brand and size. Although, as you say they were bought quite far a part and from different venues. So, they may be different...

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 12:10 AM

Any ideas? Aside from buying new RAM, any steps I can take? Changing timings or anything?

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 12:17 AM

I belive it was only a .3 drop. But still, it bothered me. I would have preferred it not move at all. Hah.

A small difference probably is due to the change in latency. Don't worry about it, it's just an index generated from a fixed set of benchmarks. That doesn't mean it will have the same effect on the stuff you do. If the extra RAM reduces or stops paging to the hard drive, you'll actually get a big improvement in those situations where you would otherwise have experienced a lag. If there's no paging activity, the extra RAM won't actually be doing anything worthwhile anyway.

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 01:22 AM

That makes me feel better. Thanks Platypus!




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