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« on: March 23, 2016, 03:20:29 am »

Ok, so many of us are using RAM-OS now and our audio playback is run completely from ram.  Is it time to take a closer look at the ram we are using?  I ask because there is a group of people in my part of the world that claim single-rank ram sounds better in their playbacks (not XXHE or NOS1a playbacks mind you) than dual or quad-rank ram.

From the little reading I have done, single-rank ram is about 7% faster and the whole of the ram can be accessed at any one time, whereas the other configurations mean only a portion of the ram is accessible at any one time.  What does this mean to XXHE?  I don't know.  But with RAM-OS we are in a position where this sort of thing might just make a difference.

Single-rank might allow us to use even lower SFS.  It might have other benefits or it might do nothing at all.

Is there anybody out there using single rank ram and RAM-OS?  I am considering getting some just to try out.

Cheers,

Anthony
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Stealth Mach II with Xeon E5 2698 v4 20 Core 2GHz  with Hyperthreading On [40 cores]/ 32GB Ram / RAM-OS / mobo USB port

XXHighEnd 2.09 RAM-OS (W14393 RAM)
Engine#4 Adaptive Mode / Buffer 4096 / Q1/3/4/5 = 14/1/1/1 / xQ1 = 1 / Processor Core Appointment Scheme = Core 1-3 / PlayerPrio = Low / ThreadPrio = RealTime / ClockRes = 1ms / Not Switch during playback = off / Xtweaks Balanced Load = 43 / Nervous Rate = 100 / Cool when idle = 1 / Provide stable power = 0 / Utilize cores always = 1 / Time Stability = Stable / Time Performance Index = Optimal / SFS 0.90MB Max 120MB / Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect = on / Start Playback during conversion = off / Do not start playback at all = off / Copy to XX-drive by standard = on / Always clear Proxy before Playback = on / Stop Remaining Desktop Services = on / Stop Desktop Services = on / Stop Remaining Services = on / Stop WASAPI Services = on / Stop W10 Services = off / Keep LAN Services = on / Persist = off / Use Remote Desktop = on/ Arc Predict / Minimize OS = on / Peak Extend = off / Unattended

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Stealth MachII PC >> Lush USB 1.5m >> NOS1a G3 B75, Driver v1.0.4 (4ms) >> Placette Active Linestage >> 6 way active horn speakers (Single Ended Triodes)
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