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It's basically just as cheap for them to make 2x2 kits, and for the extra gig to be wasted.
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post #12 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
It's basically just as cheap for them to make 2x2 kits, and for the extra gig to be wasted.
actually vista can use about 3.25gb. I have 2X2gb in my laptop and I can use about 3.25 so its really not much of a waste
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Because they go up on the binary increments.

2,4,8,16,32,64,128,256,512,1024,2048,4096 etc.....
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fallingheights View Post
Isn't there something about multiples involved? They never broke the pattern of 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048. I'm not sure how it works but there must be a reason. Besides, buying 2x2GB brings you to the absolute maximum of whatever your specific will handle (it's slightly above 3GB flat) and with memory being so cheap these days..

8GB is where it's at. (:
Correct, it is because of the size of a bit. When computer pioneers setup the system, they went with 8 bits in a byte (it has to do with utilizing space). It is the same reason there is the hexidecimal system with computers.
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Thanks for clearing this up for me. Reps+
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