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Would it be feasible, possible, or in any way advantageous to find a way to use the Ram present on pci -e video cards as system memory?
How does the speed and bandwidth of GDDR 5 compare to DDR3?

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Nope.
    
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Lol liked the TF2 reply, its one of my son's favorite things to say.. NOPE.

The reason i thought of this is that I have seen 2 posts of supposed bulldozer based rigs that show 10 GB of ram. I then wondered how the **** do you get 10 Gb of ram???? It required casting conventional wisdom aside ( something that seems to come easy to me ) to try to come up with a way that is possible. One of the ways is if Bulldozer combined with the 990 FX chipset has found a way to use video ram as system ram.... ala 2, 4 GB modules on the motherboard and 2 GB on the video cards.
( ok .... so i had some time on my hands.... lol)
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post #5 of 11
well, if you have 4 dimm slots, 4+4+2+0=10, or 3/3/3/1, then you could have 10 gigs of ram, or possibly, a server board, with 2/2/2/2/2/0 or something.
its possible to get up to 16 gigs or more (probally) with for dimm slots, most high end mobos can support larger sized dimms to have a max of 24 (iicr)+. and i know some intels boards, can have higher, those also could be server boards.
   
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I thought about those combinations too. I then struggled to come up with a good reason for using such odd combinations of modules. Only thing i could come up with is : Maybe Bulldozer has something groundbreaking in the way it can use available ram or somehow make use of other available memory. Or possibly it is made in a way that allows for for all ram to run in dual channel no matter the size of the module or the slot that it is placed in. Just thinkin' out loud so to speak.
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post #7 of 11
Perhaps he only had five 2GB sticks to hand.
    
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i figure, they use odd ram configurations for testing OCs
   
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Less RAM = Less strain on IMC = higher OC.

Well, on X58 anyhow.
    
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Originally Posted by SmokinWaffle View Post
Less RAM = Less strain on IMC = higher OC.

Well, on X58 anyhow.
Sure seems that way on my PII rigs
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