throw old ram buy new ram does?

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  1. Posts : 148
    windows 10 Pro x64
       #1

    throw old ram buy new ram does?


    if i buy new ram specifically in the same 1866mhz range for my 8~ year old computer will it make my computer faster.

    and yes i have google this but always come out with "adding more ram, how it works, hardware upgrades" doesnt actually specifialy help me much :)
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  2. Posts : 794
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #2

    Just don't make the mistake I made a couple of years ago, I tried to put 16 gig in a laptop that would not boot up because it could only go as high as 8.

    Check if your computer can use it first. And yes I would upgrade the ram if you feel the cost is worth it.
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  3. Posts : 19,241
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #3

    Faster than what ? Your system from the sig ?
    Could be a bit faster only if new RAM has and can work at lower latency and/or can be overclocked, in either case gains are minimal.
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  4. Posts : 148
    windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #4

    just a thought but worn out cache from old ram vs new ram would work if i threw out the old ram and bought new right ?

    desktop computer with asus rampage iv extreme mb.
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  5. Posts : 809
    Win10
       #5

    There is no cache on your RAM. Nothing can "wear out."
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  6. Posts : 19,241
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
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    m0nk3n said:
    just a thought but worn out cache from old ram vs new ram would work if i threw out the old ram and bought new right ?

    desktop computer with asus rampage iv extreme mb.
    "worn out cache" ??? What are you talking about ? Physical Cache is in the processor and OS uses RAM for SW caching.
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  7. Posts : 148
    windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #7

    but it has short term memory. how do i clear the short term memory in the ram ?
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  8. Posts : 19,241
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
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    m0nk3n said:
    but it has short term memory. how do i clear the short term memory in the ram ?
    It clears itself when restarted, nothing stays in RAM when powered off. A program like MemInfo can show you uses for RAM and to clear cache. Download MemInfo - MajorGeeks
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  9. Posts : 148
    windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
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    oh btw. the position of the ram sticks. since i have quad channel memory architecture and 4 x 4gb ram sticks. will it work better if i have them all on one side of the cpu? cause now i got 2 on each side.

    that's making it dual channel right ?
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  10. Posts : 19,241
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    m0nk3n said:
    oh btw. the position of the ram sticks. since i have quad channel memory architecture and 4 x 4gb ram sticks. will it work better if i have them all on one side of the cpu? cause now i got 2 on each side.

    that's making it dual channel right ?
    Quad or Dual channel depends on CPU and if it supports quad even if MB does. You should consult MB manual but best bet is to place all 4 in same colored slots. You may have to also restore defaults or reset BIOS for changes to "take".
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