The Memory Buyer's Guide: What's the Best RAM for My System?

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rayatwork05

it matters because the architecture (think data transfer route/methods) is optimized to be akin to the specified platform.

think about the algorithms of x86 and x64 processors from AMD and intel. both achieve the same end result, how they get there is different. if you have multiple hardware designed to be akin to the same architecture, there is a significant performance difference albeit not necessarily noticeable.

i speak with thousands of programmers around the US who specialize in "same platform" hardware optimization The architecture optimization in software is similar to that of hardware as they are both intertwined.

hope that helps!

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bautrey

What type of job do u have that lets u speak with thousands of programmers?  I'm interested.

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bautrey

Very nice article.  But one more thing.  Whenever a ram manufacturer says that RAM is best suited for a particular platform, is that just a marketing gimik or does it really matter?  I bought the G. Skill Ripjaws X memory to put into an AMD system ignoring the fact that it said its best suited for an Intel i-series.

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DU00

I would imagine that's all marketing. The RAM makers get their memory chips from other companies like Samsung and Micron so I don't see how platform would play into compatibility. Unless they can program the modules to benefit a certain platform. As long as clocks and timings are supported by the mobo I would imagine it's ok

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bautrey

yea thats kinda the logic I put behind my purchase.

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rayatwork05

fyi, i posted a reply to your question. cheers!

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bautrey

thx for the informative reply :D

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james888

I would also like to know this. I stuck intel with intel but got my ram is "optimized" for lga 1366 not lga 1155

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