OCZ launches 8GB memory kit

By on November 30, 2007, 5:58 PM
While 4GB of RAM may seem like more than enough memory for most computer owners, OCZ Technology today introduced an 8GB memory kit aimed at enthusiasts and overclockers who want more headroom for increasing their memory frequencies and making timings tighter.

The 800MHz Platinum Edition 8GB Quad Kit features four 2GB sticks of PC2-6400 memory that runs at 5-4-4 timings, and will only be useful for those using 64-bit operating systems, as 32-bit operating systems can only access a total of 4GB of RAM. The kits should be out for the Christmas shopping season at a yet-undisclosed price.




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peas said:
"will only be useful for those using 64-bit operating systems"Not true. Win XP/Vista 32-bit support PAE to address more than 4GB of RAM. Not quite as flexible as full-fledged 64-bit OS, but does let you use all 8GB.
Mictlantecuhtli said:
[b]Originally posted by peas:[/b][quote]Not true. Win XP/Vista 32-bit support PAE to address more than 4GB of RAM. Not quite as flexible as full-fledged 64-bit OS, but does let you use all 8GB.[/quote]Not according to Microsoft, [url=http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929605/]kb929605[/url].
S's server OSes can use PAE. I guess it's not in desktop OSes because 1) 4 GB should be enough for everybody, 2) it requires PAE-compatible drivers.
PanicX said:
Even worse, you need enterprise versions of the server OS.Standard, Web and Small Business versions of Windows Server are restricted to 4GB[url=http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa366778.as
x]Windows Memory Limits[/url]
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