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was RDRAM that damn good?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by nutty_cop, Oct 7, 2004.

  1. nutty_cop

    nutty_cop Member

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    I recently purchased an Athlong 64 3200+ PC. I wanted it to be pretty fast so I went with 1 gig of Cosair 3200 DDR 400 RAM, 10,000 RPM 36 gig hard drive along with Nvidia 5700 256 DDR RAM. I've been using it for several days now and I feel like it's not very fast at all. By the way, if anybody can tell me how to check my PC FSB, I'd appreciate it. I want to know if it's 1600 FSB or something else. Anyway, going back to my topic, this PC feels just a tad faster than my old PC I feel like. My old pc was 1.8 Pentium 4, 640 RDRAM 800, 20 gig 7200 RPM drive and 64 MB Nvidia video card. I really thought my new PC would so much faster than the old one. Anytime when a program loads, I hear a writing on hard drive loud. I read a long time ago that those writing noise are caused by the low ram. I have a gig. I don't understand it. I didn't hear HD writing noise with my old PC. Anybody got any take about this?
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    *moved to appropriate forum*
     
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    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

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    (IMO) I think Rambus is great ... expensive, but great :)


    I tried 2 Dell pc's once.

    1) P4 2.4GHz, 512 MB Rambus PC 1066, 533 FSB
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    2) P4 2.4GHz, 2GB PC 2100, 533 FSB

    And the Dell with Rambus was so much faster (IMO). Programs just seemed to run and load faster.
     
  4. GrandpaBW

    GrandpaBW Active member

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    I agree with Flip. Rambus was the best RAM out there. I have excellent quality Corsair DDR RAM in this computer, but I think the Rambus in my backup computer, is faster.
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    I ran SchoolBus for a while and that stuff was dog-slow. I'd never go back to it.
     

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