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I have 16GB of Transcend aXeRam 2000Mhz. I have overcloced the memory to appro 1750Mhz, it won't go any higher than that. My scores at PCpitstop show the RAM Value at:

 

22783
MB/sec

 

That shows my system as being in the top 26% of all systems tested here. I would think it would be higher.

 

Q1: Is this Value 22783 below the top 5%?

Q2: Is Transcend AxeRam too old for my new custom build?

 

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium

 

Components

 

Asus M5A97 R2.0
Corsair Hydro H60 Liquid CPU Cooler
FX 8350 8 core CPU
SSD Samsung 840 EVO 250GB
WD Caviar HDD 860GB
AXeRam 16GB 2000Mhz
Corsair PSU 750 Watt
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB
NZXT Phantom 410 Mid Tower USB 3.0 Gaming Case

 

If the answer is yes to both of my questions, what recommendation would another custom rig builder make for more modern Memory that can be overclocked?

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A search at Newegg for that RAM yielded nothing except an 8Gb kit which they no jlonger stock, BUT, I'd say if it works in your rig...'Nuff said!

If I were going to "upgrade" to something else for RAM it would be this > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231560

or this > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231571

Unless you want to jump to 32Gb... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231664

I'd say your RAM is not too old...

 

 

 

 

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A search at Newegg for that RAM yielded nothing except an 8Gb kit which they no jlonger stock, BUT, I'd say if it works in your rig...'Nuff said!

:geezer:

 

 

Granted. However, with two 8GB kits of matching Ram for a total of 16GB OC'd to 1750Mhz, how can my RAM rank so low as to only be in the top 26%?

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OK. I searched a couple of Windows forums and the bottom line is that 4x4 GB Sticks work just fine. However, you can get a little boost if only 2 sticks are used in the same colored slots.

 

I guess I could drop down to 8GB and put 2 4GB sticks in and see if there is any difference in the beta ajax RAM test.

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After you do give us a link to the test so we can see your RAM score. Just copy/paste the URL in the address bar in your post. ;)

 

 

 

 

:geezer:

 

There is some irony here today. Six days ago I ordered Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB 2x8GB DDR3 2400MHz PC3 19200 Desktop RAM. So when the new Ram arrives I will pull the tower out from under my deskop, remove all four sticks of the aXeRam and put the 2x8GB into slots 1 and 3 (same color).

 

It won't be apples to apples when I post the new results but it defintely has to show a much better score with these dual channel 8GB in two slots.

 

Been wanting to upgrade the Memory since building this Rig a few months ago. That aXeRam came from my previous build, everything else you see above in my previous post are new components. I like to buy 2 or 3 year old technology and save a bundle (except the GTX 970 is new tech). Same advice I give to my client's. (see web in profile).

 

And enjoy the "weenie dog" (.wma) I have at the top of the page. It's a good chuckle!

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Well. After doing more tweaking in UEFI I have been able to increase the overall perforance by 11%. That's more than enough for me and I would have to say it's because of the new RAM in two slots. So thanks for your input guys. I will use the aXeRam in my older case to build a faster computer for my HDTV room.

 

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I will continue to use the remote diagnostic tool for an occassional world comparison of my Rig to others. But I think I will always be a bit leary of the RAM and Video scores. I run my system in Classic Theme but had to enable Aero to get the 8% on Video. Nothing is perfect, I understand that. But the Memory in my system being brand new and running almost as it's touted at 2400Mhz (2376Mhz) with 16GB would seem more logical in the top 15% of all machines tested at the Pit. Thanks again for your input. :adios:

 

 

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Your expectations for that RAM and setup may be overly optimistic. Top 26% for DDR3 running at 2400 MHz is actually very good for that product. That RAM is competing against machines with Tri and Quad channel setups with DDR 4 running up to 3400 MHz.

 

This is "old" DDR4 running in Quad channel just under 2800 MHz, not even close to the newest, fastest stuff out there:

 

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Yeah, your're right about my expectations. I did more research and discovered a small percentage of gamers have done quad channel with RAM. I guess when you throw in the Intel7 CPU it's super fast. I guess they all come here to see where they stand. I'm good with what I use my Rig for, it's meeting my needs just fine.

 

Thanks for the info guys. :cow:

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