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    Where are the 4gb DDR3 modules?

    They're already available in server space, and they're pretty affordable (~100 quid per 1066mhz CL7 dimm, ECC). So why no desktop non-ECC ones?

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    Re: Where are the 4gb DDR3 modules?

    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    That looks like DDR2 to me.

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    Re: Where are the 4gb DDR3 modules?

    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    That's more like it, thanks. But I don't understand why non-ECC memory should be nearly twice the price of ECC!

    Market demand I guess, but I'd have thought they'd be throwing it down as an enthusiast choice by now.

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    Re: Where are the 4gb DDR3 modules?

    Strangely enough, Scan are selling 4GB DDR3 SODIMMs, albeit at £180 - so for 3 of them that's £540, virtually the same as the Crucial sticks.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/4GB-C...-9-9-9-24-150V

    Maybe the manufacturers see 4GB sticks as a niche product, given that most motherboards have 4/6 slots and therefore 8GB (more than enough for the vast majority of uses) can be achieved with 2GB sticks. SODIMM boards tend only to have two slots, so 8GB requires 4GB modules and is probably more sought after.

    The main draw for 4GB modules in my eyes is so that people can run 8GB systems using only two RAM slots. Certainly the P35-X48 boards were notorious for failing to cope with four populated slots when big overclocks were used.

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    Re: Where are the 4gb DDR3 modules?

    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    The main draw for 4GB modules in my eyes is so that people can run 8GB systems using only two RAM slots.
    Precisely

    Get me that, and a p55 board with good USB3 and Sata 6gbps and I'd be happy

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    Re: Where are the 4gb DDR3 modules?

    Don't ask for much, do you

    I think Dell have bought them all - most of their lower-end workstations are configurable with 2x4GB RAM, but at a massive premium over 4x2GB, so I decided not to go for it when I bought the new workstations here. If we ever hit the point where 8GB is a bottleneck in our processing, we need to change our working practices, not out computers

    So, anyway, yeah - I blame Dell

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    Re: Where are the 4gb DDR3 modules?

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Don't ask for much, do you
    I forgot to mention the affordable 500GB SSD with great 4k random write times

    If we ever hit the point where 8GB is a bottleneck in our processing, we need to change our working practices, not out computers
    I wonder how long you'll keep saying that We have some 512GB machines at work, but the workload sometimes needs it

    I think you could be right about supply being bought up.

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    Re: Where are the 4gb DDR3 modules?

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    I wonder how long you'll keep saying that
    Until I leave and get a better job Then again, I don't actually do that part of the work, I just buy the appropriate computers, so it wouldn't be up to me at the end of day...

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