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This is madness!
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post #32 of 54
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Originally Posted by Cukies View Post
Overkill?
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You're on a computer enthusiast's forum, bro. There is no such thing.
Normally I'd agree with you, Chipp.... but in this case it's about capacity instead of speed. 16GB of memory is completely pointless for 99.9% of computer users - even on high end gaming systems.

When it comes to speed, even a little bit extra can equate to increased performance - even if that increase is very small. But when it comes to storage capacity, there is basically a "drop-off" point where increased capacity will yield no benefit whatsoever. You're going to see a 0% increase at a certain point. Anything over 4GB will give you absolutely 0% performance increase on the vast majority of systems, as the extra space wouldn't even be utilized. That would be an utter waste of money.
    
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post #33 of 54
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Originally Posted by Havegooda View Post
...I want. If my mobo would support it. But alas, it does not.

G.Skill ftw.

~Gooda~
IIRC G.SKill engineered these to be recognized by motherboards that regularly support 2GB modules.
    
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post #34 of 54
4gb is plenty for me lol.
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post #35 of 54
so where exactly does one get a single 4GB stick of normal DDR2? (Not ECC or SO-DIMM)
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If you're are recording and / or editing audio you need a lot of RAM. This might be a bit too much, but especially if you use alot of effects. equalizers, etc, etc, etc then you'll need a lot of RAM to get it all smoothly.
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post #37 of 54
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What reasoning did you apply?
Common sense. It makes no business sense at this stage of the game. DDR3 is the next technology and few if any MB mfg's are going to retool just to support a DDR2 4GB chip.
post #38 of 54
thats beautiful.. how much? that could be useful for my server (soon to be running 10+ CS 1.6 servers, 6 CS:S servers, 2 TF2 servers, and 2 DOD:S servers on two 20/20 FIOS lines)
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I would go for 16 GB if I had the money, I do some research in Matlab and every doubling of ram allows slightly larger simulations.
Yeah definately. People on here are talking about how 16GB isn't necessary. Well not all of us use our computers just for gaming. MATLAB supports 16GB arrays... meaning that 16GB of memory is nothing.

CATIA can also chug memory during FEA.

Too bad no LGA775 chipset supports more than 8GB of ram.
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