How much RAM you got?

How much RAM is installed on your rig?

  • 4GB or less

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 4GB+

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 8GB+

    Votes: 13 2.2%
  • 12GB+

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • 16GB+

    Votes: 114 19.5%
  • 32GB+

    Votes: 296 50.5%
  • 64GB+

    Votes: 143 24.4%
  • 128GB+

    Votes: 14 2.4%
  • 256GB+

    Votes: 5 0.9%
  • 512GB+

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    586
ECC UDIMMs have always been more expensive than their ECC RDIMM counterparts, but I don't think it is because of manufacturing costs (as the RDIMMs have even more ICs on them than ECC UDIMMs), but more or less a supply and demand issue since in the used market ECC RDIMMs are everywhere vs ECC UDIMMs which are even more niche than just UDIMMs--even the DDR3 variety, where prices for 8GB ECC UDIMMs still cost far more than 16GB ECC RDIMMs.
 
I recently scored 32GB of ECC UDIMMs (4 x 8GB) for $29 delivered. Deals like this don't come along every day but I'm always on the lookout for hidden gems.
 
When i do my next upgrade in the next year or so, i hope to do 128GB Ram. Currently have a TR 3970 with 64GB. Hoping that the next gen stuff on either side will be out by then and seasoned a bit.
 
I recently scored 32GB of ECC UDIMMs (4 x 8GB) for $29 delivered. Deals like this don't come along every day but I'm always on the lookout for hidden gems.
Yep that's a solid deal for those when they were like $20/ea just a year or so ago. What's crazy is that ECC RDIMMs of the same size would be around $7 with some of the recent prices. :eek:
 
Yep that's a solid deal for those when they were like $20/ea just a year or so ago. What's crazy is that ECC RDIMMs of the same size would be around $7 with some of the recent prices. :eek:

Here's another sweet deal. 128GB for $47.96.

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48gb - 2 x 16 and 2 x 8.
I bought the motherboard, CPU and RAM as a combo from a lad at work, I was dubious about it but it runs fine.

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Threadripper and Threadripper Pro are two different things. TR Pro takes registered RAM, which allows for more slots and higher capacity per DIMM.
This is right. It is also utterly expensive. Mainboard+CPU. And TR is not produced anymore which is a shame so there is a big gap between Ryzen and Threadripper Pro.
 
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Just got myself 64GB of G.Skill Trident Z5 6400 CL32-39-39-102 for the new build. Should keep me going for a bit :)
I have the same exact Ram. At the time this was the highest clocked lowest latency 64GB kit available, is it still? Also I have shortly overclocked it to 6600 and 6800 but I haven't had time to go in depth like Buildzoid to test for stability lol
 
Very interesting to see the 24GB modules in the consumer space. Only other time I saw 24GB modules was when HP made some DDR3 ECC REG for their blade servers.
 
Those 24GB modules look great! Honestly I wish I had those instead of my 64 kit. 48 would have been perfect! 😿
Although I wonder what the speed difference would be? I have 64 GB of 6,400 MTs at 32 latency. How would 48 GB of 7,200 MTs at 36 latency compare?

Hmmmmmm....
 
32GB (2x16) DDR4 3600MHz in my desktop (in signature)
16GB (2x8) DDR4 2933MHz SO-DIMM in my laptop
128GB (4x32) Unbuffered ECC DDR4 3200MHz in my TrueNAS Core Server
64GB (2x32) DDR4 3200MHz SO-DIMM in my Proxmox VE server
 
Those 24GB modules look great! Honestly I wish I had those instead of my 64 kit. 48 would have been perfect! 😿
Although I wonder what the speed difference would be? I have 64 GB of 6,400 MTs at 32 latency. How would 48 GB of 7,200 MTs at 36 latency compare?

Hmmmmmm....
64Gb @ 6400MT CAS 32 = 10ns
48Gb @ 7200MT CAS 36 = 10ns

Of course, more to it with sub timings and tweaking, but both at about the max you want from a kit. I generally tweak my CAS lower to try and get 8.5ns or less when possible from the calculation.
 
32GB (2x16) DDR4 3600MHz in my desktop (in signature)
16GB (2x8) DDR4 2933MHz SO-DIMM in my laptop
128GB (4x32) Unbuffered ECC DDR4 3200MHz in my TrueNAS Core Server
64GB (2x32) DDR4 3200MHz SO-DIMM in my Proxmox VE server

Hope you have those ECC UDIMM's insured. :p
 
This is right. It is also utterly expensive. Mainboard+CPU. And TR is not produced anymore which is a shame so there is a big gap between Ryzen and Threadripper Pro.
Well this was two weeks ago. But this is not the case anymore.
New TR and TR Pro platform is out, and there is a big difference with older non Pro platform. It uses 4 RDIMM slots, not UDIMM. This changes in the way RDIMM can hold bigger memory size. New TR platform has 4 slots vs older 8 UDIMM, but still 4 channels for both. Difference is better stability against all the 8 slots filled and that max size of RDIMM are up to 512GB. One can find 64GB RDIMM (ECC included) is at a lower price than two 32GB UDIMM ECC.
Furthermore even if the 96 core TR Pro is, as all TR PRO compatible, with non pro motherboards, the standard TR 64 core is at a good price aka $5000. Even if this is called non pro, it has a huge performance for the price and has all the classic pro abilities, like ECC support and the platform RDIMM support, and 2 x16 and 2x8 PCIe 5 support (or 3x x16 PCEI 5.0).
So there is a way now to own a workstation case with like 32 cores, 256GB RAM and a 4090 for not much more than $5000 and one with 64 cores, 3x 4090 for just more than $10000.
 
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Well this was two weeks ago. But this is not the case anymore.
New TR and TR Pro plateform is out, and there is a big difference with older non Pro plateform. It uses 4 RDIMM slots, not UDIMM. This changes in the way RDIMM can hold bigger memory size. New TR plateform has 4 slots vs older 8 UDIMM, but still 4 channels for both. Difference is better stability against all the 8 slots filled and that max size of RDIMM are up to 512GB. One can find 64GB RDIMM (ECC included) is at a lower price than two 32GB UDIMM ECC.
Furthermore even if the 96 core TR Pro is, as all TR PRO compatible, with non pro motherboards, the standard TR 64 core is at a good price aka $5000. Even if this is called non pro, it has a huge performance for the price and has all the classic pro abilities, like ECC support and the plateform RDIMM support, and 2 x16 and 2x8 PCIe 5 support (or 3x x16 PCEI 5.0).
So there is a way now to own a workstation case with like 32 cores, 256GB RAM and a 4090 for not much more than $5000 and one with 64 cores, 3x 4090 for just more than $10000.

What's a "plateform" ?
 
Both my main PCs have 64GB DDR5 in them. I only really upgraded them from 32GB because I'm doing more rending and CAD projects these days than just gaming. Was briefly experimenting with 128GB but couldn't get it completely stable in a 4 DIMM configuration with DDR5 on either my AMD or Intel platform. It would seemingly run fine on my AMD X670E system but ran into some hiccups with random hangs and crashes that only alleviated themselves when going back to 2 DIMMs. I'm considering getting a 96GB (2x48GB) kit to tinker around with but I'm still undecided.
 
Ordered another 128GB of server memory. Brings my total to 256GB for under 100 bucks. The last batch is 2 x 64GB for 50 bucks. 😎
 
Ordered another 128GB of server memory. Brings my total to 256GB for under 100 bucks. The last batch is 2 x 64GB for 50 bucks. 😎
Nice! That's only $0.390625/GB, which is so much cheaper than consumer RAM. :) Albeit, not as fast.
 
Lucky us who can use DDR4 registered ECC. I am up to 384 GB on the cheap.
 
Getting ready to build a 7800x3D rig. I will probably go with 64gig. At this point, another $100 is not going to break my piggy bank with the amount of coin this thing will end up costing me. Will I ever truly need 64gig? Probably not. 32 is probably the current sweet-spot.
 
Will I ever truly need 64gig? Probably not. 32 is probably the current sweet-spot.
Until the sweet spot moves to 64GB--not a matter of if, but when. 16GB was over kill when 8GB was the sweet spot, 8GB was overkill when 6GB was the sweet spot, etc, etc. The only thing that's definite is that at some point ram demands will double.
 
Until the sweet spot moves to 64GB--not a matter of if, but when. 16GB was over kill when 8GB was the sweet spot, 8GB was overkill when 6GB was the sweet spot, etc, etc. The only thing that's definite is that at some point ram demands will double.
People thought I was nuts running 64MB on a Pentium 200 back in 1996.
I have CPUs with more L3 cache than that now! :-P
And lots spinning rust have 512MB cache on them!
 
People thought I was nuts running 64MB on a Pentium 200 back in 1996.
I have CPUs with more L3 cache than that now! :-P
And lots spinning rust have 512MB cache on them!
Yep! We have 128MB in our Cyrix P166+ Win 3.1 build. And photoshop would max it out when dealing with some large resolution high color depth images. I still remember the swap time even with 3x SCSI Cheetah drives in RAID5...
 
Due to Black Friday I finally hit my computers final form. I have 128GB of DDR3600 in my machine instead of 64GB of mixed, really old and slow DDR3200. I managed to spend $124 on dual 64GB DDR3200 LP kits that hit DDR3600 easily.

Did I need the space? Not really. I'm now using about 60GB as RAMcache. However, it did fix one potential bottleneck in my system that benchmarks pretty quickly showed wasn't actually as much of a bottleneck as I thought. Oh well.

Guess the wife is gonna end up with 64 GB of ram though. lol.
 
Went up to 64, having been to 48GB down too 32GB because of conflict with a new cooler and the 4 ram stick, I knew already that some stuff would use it to have more than 32.

Reached around 44 gig with (20 compressed) in some large compilation work, wonder if 12-16 gig of ram cache could be worth it.
 
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