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Windows 7: What to do with 32 GB ram....

07 Sep 2012   #21
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wildpig1234 View Post
well, i had 16 GB ram before which was more than enough, but then i saw the memory on sale so i was like well, i should buy it and maybe just sell the old 16 GB kit. i figure it would be like useful for running benchmarks and pi calculations. But was just wondering if i can make more use of it everyday....
Sorry, it was just a poor joke...
I think it was a good joke.


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07 Sep 2012   #22
wildpig1234

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Come to think of it, i probably should hv spent on cheap ssd for boot drives rather than more ram...
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07 Sep 2012   #23
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wildpig1234 View Post
Come to think of it, i probably should hv spent on cheap ssd for boot drives rather than more ram...
I have a SSD and and 16GB of RAM which I needed like a hole in my head but it's so cheap today that I had to try it since I was told that I would never notice the difference between that and 8GB. Either way the computer flys and yes, I can't tell the difference.
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07 Sep 2012   #24
pallesenw

Windows
 
 

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It's a wasted upgrade because it won't be used. Nothing on a desktop will need that much memory. Just because something is on sale...doesn't mean it's a good buy. That money could have been used elsewhere, or put towards another component.

In the future, before throwing money at something, do your research to see if it's worthwhile.
One thing I really like about large quantities of memory is the large cache that follows it. Even a desktop computer can make full use of that.
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07 Sep 2012   #25
wildpig1234

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jadinolf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wildpig1234 View Post
Come to think of it, i probably should hv spent on cheap ssd for boot drives rather than more ram...
I have a SSD and and 16GB of RAM which I needed like a hole in my head but it's so cheap today that I had to try it since I was told that I would never notice the difference between that and 8GB. Either way the computer flys and yes, I can't tell the difference.
But between 32 GB ram and spindle hd and 16GB ram and ssd for system drive, I am guessing the latter option would be faster in most cases?


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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
It's a wasted upgrade because it won't be used. Nothing on a desktop will need that much memory. Just because something is on sale...doesn't mean it's a good buy. That money could have been used elsewhere, or put towards another component.

In the future, before throwing money at something, do your research to see if it's worthwhile.
One thing I really like about large quantities of memory is the large cache that follows it. Even a desktop computer can make full use of that.
I do notice i have a lot more mem in the cache section under task manager now. well i hope win7 is putting it to good use.
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07 Sep 2012   #26
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

IDK I guess you could eventually use it all if you open a ton of virtual machines lol :P IMO 8gbs of ram is enough for anything.
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07 Sep 2012   #27
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

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But between 32 GB ram and spindle hd and 16GB ram and ssd for system drive, I am guessing the latter option would be faster in most cases?
Well, you could do 32Gb ram, a spindle HDD, then caching (start with 8gb for caching, then install your 24Gb left!) with a cheap ssd...


I would not worry about the amount of space used nowadays for Large Cache on HDD, seems pretty usual 1T to 2T.
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08 Sep 2012   #28
wildpig1234

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1
 
 

How much power does it take to maintain ram content? I was thinking that they should start considering supporting RAM drive in bios with optional battery (or perhaps battery in conjuction with psu). Most windows installation is less than 16 GB for the core system files, probably even less if you just talking about what's need for bootup. This would be the ultimate fastboot option. I can't even begin to imagine how fast the boot up be. probably as fast as just waking yr system up from slp. With ram getting a lot cheaper, this should be a new feature for an enthusiast mobo.

Won't help me as much because i leave my computers on 24/7 anyway. but it just nice to have install boot whenever i have to reset the computer.
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08 Sep 2012   #29
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Use it for a RAM disc and/or run several VMs on it.
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09 Sep 2012   #30
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wildpig1234 View Post
How much power does it take to maintain ram content? I was thinking that they should start considering supporting RAM drive in bios with optional battery (or perhaps battery in conjuction with psu). Most windows installation is less than 16 GB for the core system files, probably even less if you just talking about what's need for bootup. This would be the ultimate fastboot option. I can't even begin to imagine how fast the boot up be. probably as fast as just waking yr system up from slp. With ram getting a lot cheaper, this should be a new feature for an enthusiast mobo.

Won't help me as much because i leave my computers on 24/7 anyway. but it just nice to have install boot whenever i have to reset the computer.
What you are asking for is already for sale. ">Fires up Windows XP in 4 seconds! "

It ain't cheap, but from the BIOS point of view, it's just a HDD like any other. It features its own tiny backup system (a battery, a separate power supply and a flash drive where you can make a backup of the whole disk for worst cases)

For it, the bottleneck is the SATA's data transfer speeds, as even crappy RAMs it further downclocks to save power manage to saturate it.

I really hope something like that will be the future.
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