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Practical usage of more RAM. Ended up with more RAM, need recommendations.

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Short story, built a system for my parents. Didn't run my full stress test runs and ended up with some funky RAM.

RMA'ed a twice and got bad sticks and got a free upgrade (Vengeance to Plats). During the time traded a few parts I had for a set of Gskill Ares 32gb from a buddy, memtest+ passed after a week (got a bit paranoid about RAM during this whole issue).

Any practical use for the extra RAM? I'm still undecided if I should install the RAM into my system or try to sell/trade the RAM.

I was thinking maybe a 1gb RAMdisk + 15gbs allocated to FancyCache (or just leave the whole thing for Windows caching?).

Also would be able to upgrade a few of my older systems with my current RAM.

I know its too much RAM for me but it feels more of a waste having it sitting there or lose value on a sale/trade.

Thanks all!

If you guys got any practical usage for the extra RAM I'm all ears.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7-2600k Asus Maximus Gene-Z Zotac 970 32 gig (4x8gig) Cosair Dominator 1866 CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 830 - 128 gig VelociRaptor 300gig Random Toshiba 3TB Liteon 24x DVD-RW OEM  
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cosair H100 Windows 7 Pro x64 Xstar 1440p Realforce TKL 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic x750 Arc Mini RAT7 Fiio E10 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom x4 955 BE Gigabyte 870a-UD3 XFX 6870 4 gig G-skills 1600 mhz CL9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
64 gig Microcenter SSD / 1TB Samsung F3 Random DVD-RW W7 64 Bit Ultimate Asus VH236H 
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post #2 of 4
RAMDisk Drives, Video Editing, Game Server Hosting, Virtual Machines, Photo Editing, Digital Artwork.

All of those basically need large portions of memory to be functional. The VM one maybe the most useful, have your own custom OSX VM (requires some trickery), or begin testing out Linux Distros.

Windows 7/8 don't even autocache more than a few GBs at the most.
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[ThermalTake GT10 Snow Edition] [Razer Mamba - Chroma] [Razer Kabuto] [Razer Man O' War] 
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post #3 of 4
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Don't plan to do any of those on my home comp aside maybe a Ramdisk.

Not planning to play with other OS'es on this computer, I have other computers to do that with.

Sigh, maybe I should try to sell the Ram than. Seems I won't get much use out of it.

Are you sure on W7 caching? I'm sitting at around 2-3 gbs and saw threads showing people with more RAM caching more.

Off to check cost of upgrading the Ram on my other systems. Guess it'll come down to cost.

Anybody have experience with FancyCache or SuperCache5? Thinking of just dumping all the extra Ram into those programs.

Thanks all.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7-2600k Asus Maximus Gene-Z Zotac 970 32 gig (4x8gig) Cosair Dominator 1866 CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 830 - 128 gig VelociRaptor 300gig Random Toshiba 3TB Liteon 24x DVD-RW OEM  
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cosair H100 Windows 7 Pro x64 Xstar 1440p Realforce TKL 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic x750 Arc Mini RAT7 Fiio E10 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom x4 955 BE Gigabyte 870a-UD3 XFX 6870 4 gig G-skills 1600 mhz CL9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
64 gig Microcenter SSD / 1TB Samsung F3 Random DVD-RW W7 64 Bit Ultimate Asus VH236H 
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U9BL Cosair 750 TX CoolerMaster 690 II 
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*Not so* Main Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7-2600k Asus Maximus Gene-Z Zotac 970 32 gig (4x8gig) Cosair Dominator 1866 CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 830 - 128 gig VelociRaptor 300gig Random Toshiba 3TB Liteon 24x DVD-RW OEM  
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cosair H100 Windows 7 Pro x64 Xstar 1440p Realforce TKL 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic x750 Arc Mini RAT7 Fiio E10 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom x4 955 BE Gigabyte 870a-UD3 XFX 6870 4 gig G-skills 1600 mhz CL9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
64 gig Microcenter SSD / 1TB Samsung F3 Random DVD-RW W7 64 Bit Ultimate Asus VH236H 
KeyboardPowerCase
U9BL Cosair 750 TX CoolerMaster 690 II 
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post #4 of 4
Windows 7 will cache quite a lot if you turn back on Superfetch - it turns it off automatically when you have an SSD for the boot drive. Whether it makes much difference, on the other hand, I'm not really sure.
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Crucial M4 128GB Crucial M4 512GB Samsung HD204UI 2TB Samsung HD204UI 2TB 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Blu-Ray/DVD Reader DVD-RW Scythe Ninja Rev.A (modded) w/Noiseblocker eLoo... Front Fans : 2x 120mm Corsair SP120 Quiet Fans 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Rear Fan : Antec TrueQuiet 120mm Windows 7 Ultimate x64 BenQ XL2411T Enermax Acrylux 
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Antec Neo 430 HE modular Antec Solo II Razer Diamondback 3G Alienware mouse pad 
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