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Crazy idea, ram in raid 0?

post #1 of 7
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Just got this idea and decided to post it here but would this be possible?
Think abort 8 ram sticks with 8 gigs each in a raid 0 config, those speeds!
This might be posible with software i dont really know,
Has anyone thought of this yet?
The CPU might be a handicap thought mad.gif
Also think abort this with ramdisk!
And this would also make ram work more efficient!
Instead of filling one for one, spreading it out as ram dont really do like ssd's and die
post #2 of 7
abort? lol.

congratulations, you have discovered interleaved memory banks!

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post #3 of 7
Memory is already effectively in RAID.

Dual channel mode? Running two sticks simultaneously, interleaving everything between them.

Those new Intel boards with quad channel memory? All 4 sticks in parallel, just like 4 drive RAID-0. thumb.gif

It's a mind blowing amount of memory bandwidth - you need ~12 cores crunching numbers to need that much speed.
     
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post #4 of 7
Yep. Like they mentioned it already exists.

Hard drives have classically been considered the slow bottleneck in the computer... and still are generally though they are faster than ever before.

And you are correct, the cpu bottlenecks in most cases. This is why you don't see much stress put on memory speed, and while it offers slight performance increases cpu speed is preferable.
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post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by dealio View Post

abort? lol.

congratulations, you have discovered interleaved memory banks!

LOL lachen.gif
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post #6 of 7
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I thought this was too good to be true look like it was xD
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I thought this was too good to be true look like it was xD

Its so good to be true, it LITERALLY is true!

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