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24GB RAM?! wondering what you can do with that...

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August 22, 2009 12:01:33 PM

http://www.alienware.com/customize/alx-x58-r2-desktop.a...

wondering what you can do with a lot of RAM... because I'm planning to buy a new rig my first core i7 or core i9 rig maybe next year with 24GB ram.

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August 22, 2009 1:01:16 PM

Are you mad?
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August 22, 2009 2:03:27 PM

Some professional photo/video and CAD/CAM apps could potentially use that much. But if you use them, you most likely would know that already. Besides that? Makes a nice space heater, I guess. Good for the e-peen...

One of those questions where if you have to ask, then the answer is probably "no".

<...and please don't mistake me for a 2GB/XP holdout - My own system has 8GB and I've been running 64 bit OS's exclusively for the last 3 years.>
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August 23, 2009 7:21:58 AM

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Some professional photo/video and CAD/CAM apps could potentially use that much. But if you use them, you most likely would know that already. Besides that? Makes a nice space heater, I guess. Good for the e-peen...

One of those questions where if you have to ask, then the answer is probably "no".

<...and please don't mistake me for a 2GB/XP holdout - My own system has 8GB and I've been running 64 bit OS's exclusively for the last 3 years.>


Yeah that about sums it up^ if youre buying an alienware youre using it for gaming and in all truth you wont see any real fps/performance gains from such a ridicolous amount of ram.
On an opinion note i would avoid alienware just from a cost standpoint. Youre going to pay 4-6k for something the following year you could buy for 1500-2500 bucks. Youd be better off buying a reasonably priced one and upgrading it every year.
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August 23, 2009 8:21:42 AM

If you had even a chance of using half that ram, you would already know. Seeing as you have to ask I highly doubt you spend a lot of time doing 3d engineering or HD video editing.

Spend the money somewhere it will actually make a difference instead of wasting it on bragging rights.
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August 23, 2009 2:09:33 PM

Design simulation & Verification require a lot of memory and CPU time. I mean a lot more memory. These are cpu task/jobs that run from 2 hours to 6 months depending the nature of jobs. Besides servers are prefer for such task not desktop-workstation. desktop-workstation are use for short or less complicated task.

Its clear that you don't need one. Use the money for something else.
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August 24, 2009 3:14:32 PM

Just like leon is saying... and if you really need to do something that does require 20+GB of ram, chances are you'll want it to be ECC memory as well because I'm betting errors are not acceptable for the job you're doing!

Stick with 8GB or less, otherwise it's a waste of money and resources.
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