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16gigs.

2gb x 8 Slots Apple G5.
No, there's been computers with far more.

Either way, you should just get 4x1gb sticks...you'll be fine with that. As long as you install them in pairs, you'll get dual channel anyways..nobody here knows what they're saying if they're all like "2 is better than 4 cause you get dual channel"...PAIRS. No matter how many pairs you have it's still pairs and you still get dual channel. As long as your motherboard supports it (which would make no sense if it didn't) then you can have2 pairs both in dual channel for 4gb...
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post #22 of 37
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because it would be a waste of money probably.
How would it be a waste of money??? People are always looking for ways to improve their PC performance. Then we could buy a lot (8) cheap sticks and have pretty good performance.
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Home PC. Though if you've seen one with more I'd like to see it! That's as much as I've ever seen in a Desktop PC/Computing system.
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Thanks alot, Sideburns.

For those who say 16GB is alot... think about servers. I've seen a 256GB Dual Xeon before.
    
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How would it be a waste of money??? People are always looking for ways to improve their PC performance. Then we could buy a lot (8) cheap sticks and have pretty good performance.
It's a waste depending on what you do with your computer and how much money you have. If you have the money, then nothing is a waste. : D

But for gaming? Yeah it's like... why?
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Thanks alot, Sideburns.

For those who say 16GB is alot... think about servers. I've seen a 256GB Dual Xeon before.
Once again... Desktop computing. That's what I was answering. Not Servers, not anything else. Desktop computing.
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I meant it would be a waste for gamers. Why would you ever need 16 gigs lol, it would probably jus be slower because of high latencys.
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4GB is very very nice in vista. I've seen games use up to 3.6GB of ram (in vista) when I have 4GB.

I run at 1920x1200 and max graphics though, so that could be why some games use alot of ram.
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post #29 of 37
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Whoa. That'd make your PC load instantly. Surely.
Nope.. RAM needs power to store data. Boot up times will still be the same. However, you can have every application open at once and you won't feel much of a performance hit as long as they are not running.

One big thing to note is I think DDR2 uses 12w per GB... You would need 206Gw to run it... or about the entire power output of the Hoover Dam.


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4GB is very very nice in vista. I've seen games use up to 3.6GB of ram (in vista) when I have 4GB.

I run at 1920x1200 and max graphics though, so that could be why some games use alot of ram.
What games? Does it say they are using that much under Task Manager?
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4GB is very very nice in vista. I've seen games use up to 3.6GB of ram (in vista) when I have 4GB.
Whoa. Do you notice any in-game advantage from 2GB -> 4GB?
    
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