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  1. Author: Soap Merchant
    User type: Standard User
    Posts: 82
    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.


  2. Author: robvdl
    User type: Administrator
    Posts: 130
    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.