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YeOldeStonecat
11-18-03, 03:03 PM
http://www.crucial.com/store/PartSpecs.asp?imodule=CT51272Y265&cat=RAM

4GB

DDR PC2100 CL=2.5 Registered ECC 7.5ns 2.5V 512Meg x 72


$6999.99

Woooooeyyyy...found a link to this from Anandtech. Hadn't heard they busted that barrier yet...but apparently so. Obviously for high end server chipsets.

extreme
11-18-03, 03:05 PM
$6999.99


:eek:

Brk
11-18-03, 05:22 PM
I'll buy a couple.

SLK
11-18-03, 07:55 PM
My A$$ you will.;) :p

Joe
11-18-03, 07:59 PM
is there even a mother board out that can handle 4 gigs in one slot??

Brk
11-18-03, 08:01 PM
Originally posted by Rob P
My A$$ you will.;) :p

Hmm...

BaLa
11-19-03, 05:39 AM
Originally posted by Joe
is there even a mother board out that can handle 4 gigs in one slot??

looked around a bit...and it seems most server boards are max 2gb/slot..


there is one example
Tyan Thunder K8SPro
http://www.tyan.com/products/html/thunderk8spro_spec.html
128-bit DDR memory bus
Eight 184-pin 2.5-Volt DDR DIMM sockets
- each CPU controls four
Supports up to 16GB of Registered DDR
Supports ECC type memory modules
Supports PC1600, PC2100, & PC2700 DDR


<edit>also why is that 4gb Module 'only' PC2100?..
geez..

zooner
11-19-03, 06:29 AM
Originally posted by BaLa
looked around a bit...and it seems most server boards are max 2gb/slot..

<edit>also why is that 4gb Module 'only' PC2100?..
geez..

could be a heat issue? Running that much memory in a single stick, any faster and you'd have a small sun

Ghosthunter
11-19-03, 07:04 AM
PC2100 is the fastest I have seen in high end servers

Servers dont necassirly need faster ram, but lots of it, usually anywhere from 4 GB - 32 GB depending upon the application

YARDofSTUF
11-19-03, 11:13 AM
Well, if I had 7 grand I know one thing I WOULDN'T buy :)


Nice to know they're out there.

Ghosthunter
11-19-03, 11:21 AM
Originally posted by YARDofSTUF
Well, if I had 7 grand I know one thing I WOULDN'T buy :)


Nice to know they're out there.

hehe $7 grand is cheap compared to the total cost of a 4 way or 8 way Xeon server, which can run you over $100K fully decked out



but for a desktop PC you are nuts to spend that much

YARDofSTUF
11-19-03, 12:40 PM
Originally posted by Ghosthunter
hehe $7 grand is cheap compared to the total cost of a 4 way or 8 way Xeon server, which can run you over $100K fully decked out



but for a desktop PC you are nuts to spend that much

You still pay a high price for that memory.

For under 7 grand I could get a 4 gig stick of ram or:

Supermicro X5DA8
Dual 3.0ghz xeons
(6) 1 gig sticks of ram
Chenbro server case
(2) 73 gig 15k cheetahs
Matrox Parhelia
+ PSU of choice


Damn *drools*

That would be a kick ass system. Now I'm even sorrier that I don't have 7 grand. LOL

BaLa
11-19-03, 12:57 PM
Yard; I've you're gonna go out, go ALL OUT


this mobo MIGHT be a better choice..


http://www.supermicro.com/PRODUCT/MotherBoards/GC_HE/P4QH6.htm


and it would make one HELL!!! of a folding rig as well :)

YARDofSTUF
11-19-03, 01:00 PM
Originally posted by BaLa
Yard; I've you're gonna go out, go ALL OUT


this mobo MIGHT be a better choice..


http://www.supermicro.com/PRODUCT/MotherBoards/GC_HE/P4QH6.htm


and it would make one HELL!!! of a folding rig as well :)


That would go above 7 grand, so that wouldn't work into my point I was making. :p

BaLa
11-19-03, 01:21 PM
Originally posted by YARDofSTUF
That would go above 7 grand, so that wouldn't work into my point I was making. :p

:rotfl: :rotfl: :p

haven't been able to find it...but i just did..
$2949 just for that mobo :eek: :D

RoundEye
11-20-03, 07:04 AM
Originally posted by YeOldeStonecat
http://www.crucial.com/store/PartSpecs.asp?imodule=CT51272Y265&cat=RAM

4GB

DDR PC2100 CL=2.5 Registered ECC 7.5ns 2.5V 512Meg x 72


$6999.99

Woooooeyyyy...found a link to this from Anandtech. Hadn't heard they busted that barrier yet...but apparently so. Obviously for high end server chipsets.

I noticed that the other day, I'm building a dual Xeon server at work. The ram jumps up high in price, every time the size doubles.

512meg, $122

1gig , $411

4 gig, $7000 :eek:

YeOldeStonecat
11-20-03, 07:57 AM
Yeah lets not forget, this RAM is for high end servers that themselves are running 20, 40, 80 grand, or more. Not desktop RAM here.

Was just pointing it out...hadn't heard about 4 gig sticks yet.