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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.
I agree. The only use for fast ram in the DDR2 days was overclocking, since ram speed was tied to the FSB and could limit your overclock. Now though, it's pointless to get fast ram, it really is. Just a marketing ploy.
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Overpriced just like SSDs. I thought Corsair was an enthusiast company, not an enterprise company. In a few years, these prices will drop and well get bigger RAM per stick like 16GB.
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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.
They don't have any current sticks that are that great, but I assure you the ones I have will beat any G.Skill chips!
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post #24 of 90
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Overpriced just like SSDs. I thought Corsair was an enthusiast company, not an enterprise company. In a few years, these prices will drop and well get bigger RAM per stick like 16GB.
This is what 8GB sticks cost. It's not overpriced.
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Pretty awesome in terms of memory density and performance, but $999 is a lot of pizza.

Going to wait till these 8GB DIMMs come down in price more and buy an X79 mobo with 8 slots instead. Much cheaper way to get 32GB.
Especially at those timings
    
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RAMDISK anyone?
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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!

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.
Cosmic rays are not the only cause of bit flips though.

The smaller and faster transistors get.... the greater the chance of leakage/crosstalk/noise/bit flips assuming all else equal.

In addition, you may not notice or detect a bit flip. Not all bit flips cause a memory error or system failure.

What's the difference between 62523261554 and 45343392370? One bit.
What's the difference between $62,523,261,554 and $45,343,392,370? A lot of money.

If you're running financial models and use the output for investment decisions, the risk of not having ECC is not worth it.

You mention "studio" as in art/graphics studio? A bit flip may not be a big deal if a single pixel is wrong.



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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.
This is actually one of the major reasons Intel is invested in SSDs... to develop faster storage systems that won't bottleneck CPUs.
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What's the big fuss? Gamers don't need 32gb.... and that makes up most people on here.

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first they fail on the force 3 series SSD's then they ask 1k for 32GB of ram. smart moves...
Whatever, friendo.
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Once I mover to 2011 I will have 16.
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999$... the heck...

nice looking, indeed ;D
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