s3nki by May 2021, 12 | 0
Kingston HyperX LoVo: If I want lightning fast, if I want frugal
A memory test has been on our side for a relatively long time, mainly because for the most part there was always something more important and urgent that we had to take out. Yet memory is a very important component in our computer, which of course we are aware of. RAM plays a key role in machine speed, quantity is the most important, but speed can also be crucial. When buying memory, we need to find the right balance. It’s useless to take wind-fast memory if you snap just 1GB into the machine, plus with 1 module so that even dual-channel mode isn’t active. 1GB of RAM is now very little, and that doesn’t help if you break up at 2500 MHz.
You need to set an approximate order for the memory purchase process:
- To specify the type of memory to purchase: This is determined by the memory controller in our system and the motherboard, the former can be integrated into the processor or in a chipset. Some motherboards can be considered hybrid and support two types of memory, but this is not very common. So the easiest way to find out what kind of modules to buy is from the box or manual of your motherboard. Nowadays, this is DDR2 or DDR3, and in the case of expansion or failure of older machines, DDR1 is rarely sought after.
- To determine the amount of memory required: You may want to think about what you want to use your computer for. If we just net, film, play less resource-intensive games, 2GB is still enough. We would not recommend 1 GB with a good heart, as it can easily become a limiting factor in terms of system performance and smoothness. With 2GB of RAM, you don’t need to use a 64-bit operating system, you can safely stay on 32-bit. If you want to run more serious games as well, unfortunately 2GB is often a small 3 or 4 GB package, depending on whether it is a 3 or 2 channel kit. In this case, however, the use of 64 bits is already justified. 4 GB is pretty much enough at the moment, but if you really play at the roughest quality levels, very high resolution, maybe encode video, edit images, the programs won’t get angry at seeing 6 or maybe 8 GB of RAM. However, this is really the ceiling, buying more memory is very difficult to justify, possibly because we don’t know where to put our money. If we had to suggest, we would consider 4GB in a two-channel package ideal for buying a new machine.
- Select memory speed: We have to decide how much fast memory is needed for our purposes, since the faster a module costs, the more it costs, so it is not advisable to waste money unnecessarily. On the net, home theater should not be exaggerated, the pace of RAM is less important. For games or resource-intensive applications, on the other hand, extra speed can be useful, which is determined by the operating frequency and delay values of the module. It makes sense that the former is as high as possible and the latter as low as possible, but we will certainly be forced to compromise in some areas. Which feature programs like better varies from case to case. From DDR2 today, the 800/1060/1200 MHz modules are dominant, while from DDR3, starting at 1333 MHz, crossing 1600 MHz, the border is all the way to the starry sky, somewhere below 3 GHz, but at 2 GHz. or kits above are already considered a premium product. When buying DDR2, we would prefer the 1066 package, as it may have the best price / performance ratio, 800 MHz may be low, but 1200 MHz products are disproportionately expensive. On the DDR3 line, perhaps 1600 MHz seems to be the area to be targeted.
- Importance of memory manufacturer / brand: As with everything, it’s also true for RAMs that you may not want to buy the cheapest, because as they say, cheap meat has dilute juice - of course, if a memory has juice, it used to be bad. True, you can find treasure among the “noname” pieces by carefully selecting or just luckily, but if possible, you can choose from the more famous, well-known products. Some manufacturers stay at the entry level solely with the price in mind, but most companies try to cover the full range, from the simplest needs to aggressive tunings. We could list a lot of reliable and already proven brands, but it is also certain that by saying the word Kingston, RAMs come to mind immediately. Why do we mention him? Because Kingston’s domestic office provided our current test subject, a Kingston HyperX LoVo kit.
We’ve taken the top questions, let’s jump in, and take a closer look at HyperX LoVo!