I figured you were using a 64-bit OS. I was using Windows 7 64-bit.my bad, I left out the "I" in "I read up abit" I was merely adding my experience with it. Not disputing your findings.
Also seems I left out I'm using 64bit Vista.
It's a pair of 2x2GB DDR2 1006 Dual channel kits. They're clocked identical (should be at least) and the pairing is maintained for the channels.
Thought came to mind, is the 8gb issue in general or intel/amd based? I saw the mentioning of the ddr volt increase and north bridge volt increase to address stability issues but, is that really needed in most cases? Like my ram for example, is 1.8 in ddr2 800 or 2.0-2.1 for 1066. I just use the voltage labeled by spec and the nb is stock voltage.runs solid. maybe is chipset/ mem controller related and the 940 resolved the issue?
The price difference between 4GB DDR2 and 8GB DDR2 is trivial. 4GB DDR2 is about $45. Oh noes, another $45 to go up to 8GB.. /yawn. Heck, my gaming rig has been on 8GB for well over a year, when the price for 8GB was a MASSIVE $155. WOW.Just checking in......
8??????? 12 gb/????? ARE YOU JOKING??????oOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOo
dude the max you can go is 12 gb
The price difference between 8GB DDR2 and 12GB DDR3 is trivial .The price difference between 4GB DDR2 and 8GB DDR2 is trivial. 4GB DDR2 is about $45. Oh noes, another $45 to go up to 8GB.. /yawn. Heck, my gaming rig has been on 8GB for well over a year, when the price for 8GB was a MASSIVE $155. WOW.
My PC laptop and Macbook Pro have 4GB each in them. I do stuff with virtualization, which can consume a lot of RAM, and I see Vista does cache a lot of stuff. Yes, Superfetch has driven the free RAM of my 8GB gaming rig down to zero. Zero.
This must be the first ever time I agree with you. That must be scary indeed.While 8gb is overkill for even most gamers, 2gb is completely insufficient. I regularly use more than 3gb while gaming.