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post #31 of 46
Make sure you run x64 Windows (if you use Windows.) x86 doesn't like ram larger than 4GB.

x64 XP and Vista Buisness support up to 128GB of ram and x64 7 Professional (and Enterprise and Ultimate) supports 192GB

x64 7 "Starter" only supports 2GB. (Vista Starter doesn't even have a x64 version) 7 and Vista Home Basic, 8GB; 7 and Vista Home Premium, 16GB.

(which is BS IMO. Just trying to squeeze the extra money out of you for more RAM support... pfft.)

So make sure you run Windows 7 Professional if you want to use all 24GB of your ram.
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post #32 of 46
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Originally Posted by MediaRocker View Post
x64 7 "Starter" only supports 2GB. (Vista Starter doesn't even have a x64 version) 7 and Vista Home Basic, 8GB; 7 and Vista Home Premium, 16GB.
FYI, Windows 7 Starter does not have a x64 version either
post #33 of 46
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What the hell?? Why did they put a RAM limit on Windows 7? I bought Home Premium 64bit version hoping it would support up to 64GB. Man, they can't be serious!

*edit*

Oh, that comes good because I found a 16GB kit for $139. I'll go with that one and keep Win 7 Home Premium.
Edited by Trickymaster - 5/6/11 at 2:01pm
    
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post #34 of 46
Ram won't affect power usage by more than a few watts.

Also, since I have a similar setup for my server, less video card, let me give you some real-world info...

CPU at 5-10% = 105w
CPU at 15-20% = 113w
CPU at 25-30% = 122w

The server has never needed to utilize more than this for its purposes, so I don't know what power usage would be at, say, 100%. But with 24GB of ram in the rig, you can see that power consumption isn't very high. This is technically "at the wall" usage, since I have the server on a UPS, and gather the wattage stats from the UPS itself.

Also, this is using a Corsair 650W PSU. Which, come to find out now, is complete overkill. Consumption would be even lower on a PSU made for those low draws, as efficiency would be higher.
post #35 of 46
he can't use 24gb on any application / if he can use 4gb or more ram i will kill myself
    
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post #36 of 46
and i think he is a loser ... some guys think more ram = more performance .... it's not more performance if you want performance get 4gb/6gb 1600/2000mhz it's faster than 24gb 1333
    
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post #37 of 46
^ And I think you don't know what OP wants, by the way.
   
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post #38 of 46
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Originally Posted by yuksel911 View Post
he can't use 24gb on any application / if he can use 4gb or more ram i will kill myself
Best buy a gun since he did say he would be rendering which takes up very large amounts of ram. WAY more then any of use average people hit gaming/surfing the web/watching porn/voice chatting at the same time.

Edit: I am in no way advocating suicide sorry if it came off that way.
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post #39 of 46
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Originally Posted by yuksel911 View Post
and i think he is a loser ... some guys think more ram = more performance .... it's not more performance if you want performance get 4gb/6gb 1600/2000mhz it's faster than 24gb 1333
1. You don't know everything.
2. Stop pretending you know everything.
3. 24GB of ram can be used in a variety of ways, including video editing, 3d rendering, server usage (as in my case), ramdisks (which are wicked fast and fun), etc etc.

Mkay pumpkin?
post #40 of 46
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Originally Posted by MediaRocker View Post
Make sure you run x64 Windows (if you use Windows.) x86 doesn't like ram larger than 4GB.

Surely you mean x32, or, 32-bit?

They're a bugger them 32-bit OS.
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