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Old 07-14-2009, 02:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm in a situation where I might need 8G memory sticks. Besides being godawful expensive, I wonder if they are reliable or not, and whether they might run very hot.

Anyone played around with these>

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I don't know if they are reliable or what, but I guarantee you most boards won't support them, and they'd be a huge waste of money either way.
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I would say these would be suited for workstation computer that need high amounts of ram, they should run fine at the rated timings/speed but i wouldn't bet on overclocking them.
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I would say these would be suited for workstation computer that need high amounts of ram, they should run fine at the rated timings/speed but i wouldn't bet on overclocking them.
Not even workstations, most have enough slots for multiple sticks of something less extravagant.
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yes the price is horrible

One stick, $900. I could build pretty good system with that money.

On the other hand, if you absolutely have to MAX out the memory on a workstation board, what other choice do I have?

Tyan tech says they've tested them and they are stable. Of course they don't mind if I spends tons of cash...

How much more cost efficient is 4G stick?
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Mind me asking, what do you need 8GB sticks for?

What are you running?
I'm almost positive your over thinking something.
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Physics workstation. Massive math calculations, no limit on memory needed.
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