cheap ram prices.
User type: Standard User
Date: May 12, 2008, 6:50 p.m.
Anyone notice how cheap ram is on pricespy now?
Apparently ram makers are complaining cause the RP is so low.
Now would be a good time to snap up lots cause prices are due to go back up.
its beyound the horizion, just outta reach yet ever so near, how can that be!
User type: Administrator
Date: May 25, 2008, 8:36 p.m.
If I get some cash, I am looking at getting a 2GB dual channel set of DDR2 800. I already have a 1GB dual channel set but it's low latency Corsair stuff, so I would prefer to get the same stuff again, and up it to 3GB total.
The reason for getting exactly 3 gigs is that 32 bit Windows XP, Vista, or any other OS'es out there can address no more than 3GB anyway - this is a hardware design limitation of 32 bit, even if you have 4GB in your machine you won't be able to access the last gig unless you run 64 bit Windows.
I run 64 bit Ubuntu for day to day stuff and that can address beyond 3 gigs, being a 64 bit operating system, but my Windows XP which is for gaming, is only 32 bit.
Also, to be honest I don't think I would use the last gig anyway. In general when I am working in Ubuntu I use about 300-400MB of RAM, upto 700MB when I got lots open. The main reason for upgrading is games in Windows, but Ubuntu will definitely make use of the extra ram too, for caching purposes.