Originally Posted by SwishaMane
s939 just doesn't perform on par with most software or anything that could use 16gb of RAM, so its bordelrine futile to have in application. As for bragging rights tho, DAM, that would be sweet.
I'm completely fine with my 8GB, unless the 16GB kit could be procured for like $20 shipped, tops, lol
I agree with you SwishaMane... At first, it was just a challenge to see if what I read from datasheets were right... Then Ebay provided me some memory sticks I was able to afford.
Don't forget also that, if you intend to run Windows on a more than 3Gb (or so) memory computer, a "64 bits" system is required, or (as I do), a "32 bits" system with PAE enabled and
a kernel patched to really use the hardware features that PAE provide.
No more use of a swap file, cache settings set to "System cache" in Memory usage (performance) to really make use of all the free ram (really help games with huge data files, nearly all is loaded only once from hard drive), and I'm a long time user of ramdrives !
8 Gb should be the sweet point though. I have to let ECC enabled for 16Gb or else there are sporadic bit errors (seen with memtest86) and I still don't know why... Maybe my board, maybe the CPU memory controller, maybe the ram sticks that don't like working all together ...