RAM Performance Gains

Mike

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If I were to upgrade to 1 Gig or RDRAM from 512 Megs would I note any
increases in performance ? Or would it simply add some stability ? I
play mostly games though I do use some 3D rendering packages. Thanks.

Mike
 
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It certainly wouldn't add stability. It might improve your performance for
rendering, but since you don't state the model or CPU, it's hard to say. It
also depends on your operating system. If it is not 2000 or XP, 1GB would be
bad, as Win9x/Me do not properly handle that much without a hack -- and even
then not well.

Tell us more about your configuration and the specific applications.

Tom
"Mike" <Mike@SunnyOrlando.com> wrote in message
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> If I were to upgrade to 1 Gig or RDRAM from 512 Megs would I note any
> increases in performance ? Or would it simply add some stability ? I
> play mostly games though I do use some 3D rendering packages. Thanks.
>
> Mike
 
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In article <w6CdndOSGZF7DsfcRVn-jw@comcast.com>, "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote:
>It certainly wouldn't add stability. It might improve your performance for
>rendering, but since you don't state the model or CPU, it's hard to say. It
>also depends on your operating system. If it is not 2000 or XP, 1GB would be
>bad, as Win9x/Me do not properly handle that much without a hack -- and even
>then not well.

Tom, how far will ME go out of the box? I presume it can handle up to
512MB okay, else why would Dell have sold it with the 4100?


Cheers, Phred.

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"Phred" <ppnerkDELETETHIS@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> In article <w6CdndOSGZF7DsfcRVn-jw@comcast.com>, "Tom Scales"
> <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote:
>>It certainly wouldn't add stability. It might improve your performance
>>for
>>rendering, but since you don't state the model or CPU, it's hard to say.
>>It
>>also depends on your operating system. If it is not 2000 or XP, 1GB would
>>be
>>bad, as Win9x/Me do not properly handle that much without a hack -- and
>>even
>>then not well.
>
> Tom, how far will ME go out of the box? I presume it can handle up to
> 512MB okay, else why would Dell have sold it with the 4100?
>
>
> Cheers, Phred.
>
> --
> ppnerkDELETE@THISyahoo.com.INVALID
>


It can handle 512mb fine, which, as you've pointed out is the maximum for
the Dim4100.


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Windows 9x will use up to 2 Gigs of RAM.
The issue with over 512M of ram is that with Win9x you have
to limit vcache, in system.ini, to no more that 512MB.
Over in the M$ groups, the consensus
seems to be 70% of your available ram for less than 768MB.
It's specified in kilobytes.( NT based systems don't have the
problem.) Put this in your system.ini -----

[vcache]
MaxFileCache=524000

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> "Phred" <ppnerkDELETETHIS@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:2rvt91F1e72opU2@uni-berlin.de...
>> In article <w6CdndOSGZF7DsfcRVn-jw@comcast.com>, "Tom Scales"
>> <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote:
>>>It certainly wouldn't add stability. It might improve your
>>>performance for
>>>rendering, but since you don't state the model or CPU, it's hard to
>>>say. It
>>>also depends on your operating system. If it is not 2000 or XP, 1GB
>>>would be
>>>bad, as Win9x/Me do not properly handle that much without a hack --
>>>and even
>>>then not well.
>>
>> Tom, how far will ME go out of the box? I presume it can handle up
>> to
>> 512MB okay, else why would Dell have sold it with the 4100?
>>
>>
>> Cheers, Phred.
>>
>> --
>> ppnerkDELETE@THISyahoo.com.INVALID
>>
>
>
> It can handle 512mb fine, which, as you've pointed out is the maximum
> for the Dim4100.
>
>
> Stew
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On Wed, 29 Sep 2004 06:52:32 -0400, "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net>
wrote:

>It certainly wouldn't add stability. It might improve your performance for
>rendering, but since you don't state the model or CPU, it's hard to say. It
>also depends on your operating system. If it is not 2000 or XP, 1GB would be
>bad, as Win9x/Me do not properly handle that much without a hack -- and even
>then not well.
>
>Tell us more about your configuration and the specific applications.

Sorry Tom I forgot to list my system specs. I am running the
following ...

Dimension 8200
2.53 Ghz P4
512 Megs RDRAM (Non-ECC)
GeForce FX5900XT
Windows XP Home SP1

The only rendering application I run at the moment is trueSpace well
that and GMax. Things do slow to a crawl when rendering with
radiosity turned on but that can be expected. My main gaming fun at
the moment is directed at Doom 3, Unreal Tournament 2004, and Call of
Duty. I was wondering if more RAM would help with a smoother overall
gaming experience (and faster loading times) and if my rendering times
would decrease. Thanks for the input.

Mike
 
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Rendering is slow. No way around that. Honestly, I think the improvement
from another 512MB of very expensive RDRam wouldn't be worth the money.

Tom
"Mike" <Mike@SunnyOrlando.com> wrote in message
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> On Wed, 29 Sep 2004 06:52:32 -0400, "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net>
> wrote:
>
>>It certainly wouldn't add stability. It might improve your performance
>>for
>>rendering, but since you don't state the model or CPU, it's hard to say.
>>It
>>also depends on your operating system. If it is not 2000 or XP, 1GB would
>>be
>>bad, as Win9x/Me do not properly handle that much without a hack -- and
>>even
>>then not well.
>>
>>Tell us more about your configuration and the specific applications.
>
> Sorry Tom I forgot to list my system specs. I am running the
> following ...
>
> Dimension 8200
> 2.53 Ghz P4
> 512 Megs RDRAM (Non-ECC)
> GeForce FX5900XT
> Windows XP Home SP1
>
> The only rendering application I run at the moment is trueSpace well
> that and GMax. Things do slow to a crawl when rendering with
> radiosity turned on but that can be expected. My main gaming fun at
> the moment is directed at Doom 3, Unreal Tournament 2004, and Call of
> Duty. I was wondering if more RAM would help with a smoother overall
> gaming experience (and faster loading times) and if my rendering times
> would decrease. Thanks for the input.
>
> Mike
>
>
>
>
 

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On Wed, 29 Sep 2004 18:39:01 -0400, "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net>
wrote:

>Rendering is slow. No way around that. Honestly, I think the improvement
>from another 512MB of very expensive RDRam wouldn't be worth the money.
>
>Tom

That's what I was beginning to think. Thanks for the input.

Mike
 
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Truespace is multithreaded ... your rendering ( but not your gaming) would
significantly benefit from a dual CPU system.

-NuTs

"Mike" <Mike@SunnyOrlando.com> wrote in message
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> On Wed, 29 Sep 2004 18:39:01 -0400, "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net>
> wrote:
>
> >Rendering is slow. No way around that. Honestly, I think the
improvement
> >from another 512MB of very expensive RDRam wouldn't be worth the money.
> >
> >Tom
>
> That's what I was beginning to think. Thanks for the input.
>
> Mike
>