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Newegg's got some.....at $210 + shipping. Yikes. Over $850 to fill all the RAM slots.

Any chance of these becoming less scarce AND coming down in price, or should I just bite the bullet and get the 2x2GB Sticks for less than $40 shipped.

Such a waste of RAM slots going with option B. I'm wanting to get a server with virtualization up and going. I have a virtual drive of Vista Ultimate 64 on the one I have going right now, and it runs ridiculously slow with only 512mb of dedicated RAM (I only have 4GB total ATM). Of course, Virtual XP ran great with the same RAM but.......it's XP.
    
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doesnt seem worth it in my book. its just more ram.
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Well when I think about the whole ram thing I just think of it as a waiting game. My mother board supports 16gb and I've seem some that support higher but realistically that's more to future proof the system(home/game users). Here in a year or two the 4 gig ram will come down so this will be possible. But right now I'd just go with 8 gb total man. Its roughly $120 - $200 to go with 8. That's plenty for most people. Its about $650 last time I checked to go with 16. By the time it comes down windows 8 will be out you may need 16 gb to meet the min requirements, canceling out any progress as usual.
    
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Wow, your NB chipset is going to be screaming at you. Lol.

EDIT: Does your DFI do 16GB?
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For the cost of the Ram you could sell your current rig and use that money to go i7 with 12GB DDR3
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Well when I think about the whole ram thing I just think of it as a waiting game. My mother board supports 16gb and I've seem some that support higher but realistically that's more to future proof the system(home/game users). Here in a year or two the 4 gig ram will come down so this will be possible. But right now I'd just go with 8 gb total man. Its roughly $120 - $200 to go with 8. That's plenty for most people. Its about $650 last time I checked to go with 16. By the time it comes down windows 8 will be out you may need 16 gb to meet the min requirements, canceling out any progress as usual.
Yeah, I'm sure 8GB is enough for most gaming and everyday tasks but I'm wanting to see what all Server 2008 can do with it's virtualization (I'm obviously still pretty new to it). But the way my luck is running as soon as I buy it is when the 4GB stick will come down in price. There are some 4GB sticks already on the egg for I think around $115 per stick, so this may be a good sign. I may wait it out a while.

Also, these would be going in my Asus M4A78 Pro, which has max support of 16GB, so should be good to go.
    
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personally I wouldn't think you'd need more than 8 gigs of ram to run a server. And give them like 1 gig to play with.

Also, I don't see ddr2 prices dropping any lower with ddr3 becoming the new wave... it's going to raise in prices like DDR did when DDR2 became the norm.

So you should probably take advantage of the ddr2 prices and try to find a server board that allows you to put 6 or 8 sticks of ram in it....
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i got 3 4gb ddr2 ram sticks im trying to sell themm if anyone needs any let me know all i want for them is 225 for them they go for 239.00 each
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