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madmanadam, May 16, 5:33am
How long till theres 16gb Ram? I notice that you can now purchase computers with 8gb of ram, I'm wondering how long till we can get comps with 16gb ram? This is probably the time i'll get a new computer.

morrisman1, May 16, 5:36am
You're behind the times a mac pro can be configured with 32gb of ram. its a tad expensive to do though! if you get it through apple its something like $15000 for the ram alone. i guess a computer with 8 xeon cores running at 3.2GHz would need that amount of ram to prevent bottlenecks

morrisman1, May 16, 5:39am
But to put kingston ram in which is approved for that computer costs under $6000!

swivel, May 16, 5:57am
Yep My Motherboard can handle upto 24gigs ram, not that i'm going to spend all that money on 4gig chips

morrisman1, May 16, 6:02am
Theres no point. unless you have one hell of a processor (like the mac pro) and a very fast disk array then you wont see the benefits of having more than 4gb of ram at the moment. and you would need to be doing some serious photo editing/video editing work to take advantage of it aswell

swivel, May 16, 6:04am
That is true Mines just for fun, 2 x Opteron duel core 2.6Ghz cpu's. Windows xp pro 64Bit and only 6gigs of ram at the moment

wholesaler, May 16, 6:05am
.... Yea and 32bits limit is 4GB which most people would have anyway

swivel, May 16, 6:07am
Most won't even get to see past 3gig's

ply-boy, May 16, 6:10am
I have 4GB and have never used 3GB of it at once

morrisman1, May 16, 6:19am
I have 2gb and its perfect for what i need. apartanly 4gb makes a good differences on these macbooks but i couldnt afford it at the time. speaking of which, i have some ram sticks for sale which are mac compatable.

swivel, May 16, 6:39am
You do know Computer Lovers do it with Plenty of Ram (my bumper sticker)

_sexylady_, May 16, 6:42am
Hmm My Computer can only take 8GB, currently only 4 installed... don't really think i need any more at the moment.

intrade, May 16, 7:04am
I wait for terrabite ram sticks :P

nzoomed, May 16, 7:19am
I want that bumper sticker #11 where can i get one! LOL

nzoomed, May 16, 7:22am
Can you get 4 and 8gb sticks now? ive not been building brand new machines for 2 years now! lol

swivel, May 16, 7:25am
Wife gave me some Bubble bath (and that was in the box) at a chemist

nzoomed, May 16, 9:22am
Lol funny thing to come with your bubble bath!

dudekrulz, May 16, 11:20pm
Server technology to consumer technology consumer computer technology is usually about 5-10 years behind the technology in servers. Plenty of 16GB servers around.

wickedtrader, May 17, 1:16am
The new ASUS P5Q Premium motherboard runs 16GB

rcd, May 17, 2:35am
Lol anyone using windows 32 bit OS with over 3gig of ram is wasting there money.

gibler, May 17, 2:50am
#20 you underestimate the bragging factor! .

swivel, May 17, 4:23am
Yes #20 is But you would be surprised the amount of people that come into the shop wondering why they cant see 4gigs of there ram

_sexylady_, May 17, 5:08am
Lol Swivel i am running Vista Ultimate 32-bit, previous to SP1 it showed 3.3GB of the 4GB that was installeld (Yes my graphics has 512 and the rest was for the PCI Bus) that i understand and what i expect to be normal.... reinstalled the OS that is Vista Ultimate with SP1 included, system now shows the entire 4GB of installed memory... it is NOT supposed to as far as i was aware... is there something i am missing or does Vista SP1 make things graphically display differently, does anyone have ideas on this?

rcd, May 17, 10:05pm

swivel, May 17, 10:19pm
Sexylady I'm not sure. But if SP1 has the affect to open up the barrier for ram, It would be the big Plus for vista.

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