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post #11 of 90
And the cycle restarts, I hope these high ram prices for 8 gig sticks don't stay this way for long.
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I am planning on X79, but i'm not spending $999 on my memory lmao

Corsair Dominators are nothing more than overpriced aesthetics truth be known.
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32GB with no ECC?


If you actually need that much RAM, it probably isn't for a gaming machine.


True! You might be running a gameserver though, which isn't as critical to have ECC on.
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first they fail on the force 3 series SSD's then they ask 1k for 32GB of ram. smart moves...
$250 a stick of 8GB isn't that bad.
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on a side note, they sure look nice when they stack together
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If you find the right ones, they're magical
I've had a few sets of Dominators and i've noticed that much cheaper models from the like of Gkill and Crucial offer much better overclocking capability.

Although i have to be honest given these are 8GB 1866Mhz modules the 1.5v is less than expected. Usually Doms are volt hungry.
 
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32GB with no ECC?


If you actually need that much RAM, it probably isn't for a gaming machine.


Ehhh I think ECC is like an old wives tale these days. The smaller the transistors get, the less likelihood for cosmic ray bit flips as well.

I'll just build a Faraday Cage to put my office in!

Seriously though I've never personally encountered any non-ECC problems yet in this lifetime so far. I've heard of one story from the CTO at our studio, but that's it.

If I were running a server, I'd use ECC to protect the files and stuff. But if the computers are just worker nodes, they don't need it. Worst case scenario, you'd lose one work unit to cosmic rays, but nothing terribly detrimental.

And again, never seen it happen yet personally.
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Ehhh I think ECC is like an old wives tale these days. The smaller the transistors get, the less likelihood for cosmic ray bit flips as well.

I'll just build a Faraday Cage to put my office in!
It's still used in every business server you'll come across, and I don't see that stopping any time soon... making sure every bit is perfect is necessary in a 100% uptime environment.
post #19 of 90
Expensive RAM is far over rated. There's an article that showed that cheaper RAM didn't give anything up to the more expensive variety. RAM is fast enough as it is. The real bottleneck in the memory hierarchy is the main storage. Even with the advent of SSDs, there's still a huge chasm between RAM and solid state memory, though probably not as large as the one between RAM and optics.
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guys this is priced fairly for 8gb modules. Also this isn't for gaming this is for runnings vm's and such.
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