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Old 16-03-2008, 08:24 PM   #1
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8GB Memory Question

Why do few people fully ulilize the memory capacity of the motherboard? ex: 4x2GB sticks on one rated for it. Thanks.
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Old 16-03-2008, 11:56 PM   #2
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Re: 8GB Memory Question

What programs need that amount of memory in day to day usage? Also 2gb sticks are usually slower and only 64-bit OS'es can take advantage of it...
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Old 17-03-2008, 12:16 AM   #3
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Re: 8GB Memory Question

Yeah probably because it ain't needed. But I'll be playing more with 4GB and 8GB memory configs with Win 2008 64bit OS
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Old 17-03-2008, 05:51 AM   #4
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Re: 8GB Memory Question

Have learned a 64 bit OS is required. With regards to the need for this much...well...not sure I know yet. These days with multi-cores, multi-tasking, multi-sreens, super speeds, and boards designed for this amount of memory, it seems a fair question. This, with good DDR2 being affordable now. You say it's slower. This is the kind of info I need and MORE, so I can make everything work right. Just a thought, how many people need a frozen 7GHz CPU 24/7 in the office.
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Old 26-03-2008, 03:24 AM   #5
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Old 26-03-2008, 03:39 AM   #6
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Re: 8GB Memory Question

"slower" means that generally, 2GB sticks cannot overclock as high as 1GB sticks. Though, 2GB sticks are quite suitable for high speed setups these days, my Crucial 2GB sticks seem happy to run at DDR2-1066 in an 8GB configuration. It's only the very high (DDR2-1150) speeds and very tight latencies where 2GB tends to fall away.
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Old 01-04-2008, 11:52 AM   #7
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Re: 8GB Memory Question

There are many people who will make use of 8Gb and the apps around it ... 3D rendering, Graphics work, SQL DB's, VMWare ... so while some of the 2Gb modules may appear 'slower' under synthetic benchmarks these will not be noticed in real-world apps. I for one would benefit from such a configuration, now 4gb in the Laptop (need to change it so as to get more for the road) .... not everyone just runs games
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:43 AM   #8
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Thank You!
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