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  • Too much DDR 400 RAM lowers gear to 333MHz

    We consumers never learn this lesson well, no matter how many times we get bitten. Always read the fine print. I bought an additional pair of DDR-400 memory modules for an old gaming PC a couple of days back. It was not state of the art technology when I bought it in May 2006, but I did not need much to play World of Warcraft. By maxing it ...
    Posted to Electronic Hardware (Forum) by icelava on December 20, 2007
  • 4GB memory hole: the new 640KB limit is upon us

    Us software developers are in a perpetual dire state for more RAM. We can never get enough of it. As soon as we plug in new RAM module, the usual suspects - Visual Studio, SQL Server/Management Studio, ASP.NET runtime hosts, Outlook, Virtual Server/Virtual PC, browsers - swifty scoop up every new bead of rice available and say, ''thank ...
    Posted to Electronic Hardware (Forum) by icelava on April 16, 2007
  • Why more RAM and Cache?

    I have repeated this ''story'' many times to people who ask me the same questions regarding the purpose and significance of memory (be it RAM or Cache), as well as their relationship to the processor and disk (or other persistent media). It is time to write it down permanently. Picture an office. There are some vital items existing within ...
    Posted to Electronic Hardware (Forum) by icelava on December 9, 2004
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