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Old 10-09-09, 04:49 AM Thread Starter   #1
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How do people use large amounts of RAM?


I never fully understood this, but was thinking about it again after reading this:

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X64 Windows 7 Home Basic can only deal with a maximum of 8 GB of RAM. I don’t know if any of you remember this, but the same was the case with Windows Vista Home Basic. However, Microsoft has increased the maximum RAM supported by x64 Windows 7 Home Premium. If for Vista, Home Premium was stuck at 16 GB of RAM, Windows 7 Home Premium can go as high as 192 GB.
How do people use 192gb of RAM? I mean physically are there special mobo's or something? I only ever see 2gb sticks and heard of 4gb sticks. Sorry if it's a dumb question, but I assume people are using it since it keeps getting mentioned?

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Old 10-09-09, 05:07 AM   #2
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ECC has higher capacity modules and supported hardware allows for higher amounts of RAM. This server board supports 256Gigs.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813151179


On some 1366 boards. Like my wife's machine. She has 6 slots for DDR3 RAM modules. If the board supported more than the installed 12Gigs. I would of happily dropped in 24Gigs.

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Old 10-09-09, 07:33 AM   #3
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The reality is that you're never gonna use that much on a home PC. Thats for servers supporting companies.

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That much could also be for a really nice editing or renderbox. I know my wife's machine. When she lets me on it. I can chew up a lot of RAM pretty fast.

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The reality is that you're never gonna use that much on a home PC. Thats for servers supporting companies.
That's what they said about 64k of RAM :P

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512KiB SIMMs FTW

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512KiB SIMMs FTW
SIMM.. Them be them new fangled board things. Analog logic fer teh win.

As fickle as my opening is. I tried very hard to take up 10Gigs of RAM on my wife's machine. I worked for it.
It took a lot of HD video content editing to peak that much. It was a single user editing. Wish I was into rendering CAD... I could test her machine/

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Try building some massive UT3 maps. That'll eat your RAM pretty quick.

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Isn't creating maps in games basically creating CAD layer (maps.) Then rendering it all out? If I am correct, I can see it slurping up a huge amount of RAM. Since each layer has it's own spot in the RAW file.

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For me my current 4GB is fine, but I can see if they were doing some really high qualtiy asset they would need more.

Regarding huge amounts of ram, Renderfarms! = P

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