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We have just posted a review using some nice large memory kits from the likes of Crucial and SuperTalent. We've spent some time with each 4GB kit and then dropped them in the system together to see how 64-bit Vista reacts to 8GB of memory. Can Vista make use of it and speed up your experience? Take a look as we run games, applications and benchmarks in 2GB, 4GB and 8GB configurations! The results may surprise you as the Crucial "non-enthusiast" kit scored pretty well.
Not sure about them mixing the SuperTalent and Crucial kits together thou, Especially since the SuperTalent kit was the slowest. I would like to see a review of two 4GB Crucial kits before I rule out 8GB performance.

Source:http://www.bcchardware.com/index.php...4276&Itemid=40
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post #2 of 19
How many times must it be said?

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post #3 of 19
where are the tests? and how does this qualify as news if there are no tests?
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Calm down I edited the post...
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post #5 of 19
Seems like 8GB RAM is too much work for the memory controller atm.
    
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post #6 of 19
That Crucials performs well!

I wanna see the same test with an AMD system so we can all see that AMDs mem controller can do the job...
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I just got the GeIL Black Dragon Quad Channel.

I will be benching it tomorrow or the next day.

I will compare it against 4 sticks of 1 GB G Skill Hz.

This RAM is built to run Quad Channel on supported motherboards like the P5K

We will soon see for ourselves what 8GB does for benchmarks.
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What a horrible review. They should of used similar ram (as in the same speed - manufacturer - timings). Anyone who knows anything about science knows that you should have only 1 variable in a test... not two.

I know for a fact that many games benefit from 4GB of Ram. FSX and Supreme Commander (with the 4GB fix) play considerably faster with 4GB.
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post #9 of 19
Why did they use 2 diff types in the 8GB test? They shouldn't have done that.

But it seems 8GB isn't a big boost just yet.
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post #10 of 19
I dont think 8GB will ever be needed on Vista, It will probably be helpful on the next windows that comes out whenever that may be.

Vista uses 500-700MB ram, that leaves 3.5GB or so of ram for applications and games. It will be awhile before a game uses that much ram.

This is how it will probably go for gamers:
2GB = XP
4GB = Vista
8GB = Next Windows
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