Max memory for Laptops

NTJedi

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What's the current maximum memory found in Laptops? (?8GBs, 12GBs, 16GBs?)
highest I've found is 6GBs

Where's the best quality/service for which to purchase this type of Laptop?


Thanks!
 

xenotype

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Depends on your chipset, and the amount of slots you have. There are laptops out there with 8 gigs of ram, dont know if i've seen any higher.

You will need a 64 bit OS for 4 gigs and higher of memory. As far as best quality goes, crucial, corsair, and micron are among mine (and i'm sure many others) top picks.
 

rflcptr

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My M1530 has 8GB. But yeah, depends on chipset and mothherboard.
 

NTJedi

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Seems Dell only offers 4GBs, Newegg has 6GBs and Alienware offers 8GBs.

Would be nice if someone had laptops which could hold more RAM.
 

xenotype

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Seems Dell only offers 4GBs, Newegg has 6GBs and Alienware offers 8GBs.

Would be nice if someone had laptops which could hold more RAM.

A jump from 4 -->6 or even 4-->8 gigs of memory won't really be that significant even for a hardcore gamer, you would likely be bogged down by the laptop's GPU, and the harddrive.

Only in more serious database applications would you get the benefit from 4+ gigs of ram, people are just stuffing their systems full of it, as a desktop 6 gig kit can be had for under 100 bucks.

Running 2 gigs of ram in my laptop(sig). And it does ok for what i throw at it.
 

xenotype

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Or if you wanted to create a RAMDisk...

For what though, not to be a dick, i'm just curious the best use of a RAMdisk, best i can think of would be for photoshop applications, but then you'd still be bogged down by CPU.

Or are there a lot more cooler applications of RAMDisk that i'm just ignorant of?
 

AthlonXP

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I have 8gb in mine, but I know this model can go up to 16gb. I have 4 dimm slots.
 

NTJedi

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A jump from 4 -->6 or even 4-->8 gigs of memory won't really be that significant even for a hardcore gamer, you would likely be bogged down by the laptop's GPU, and the harddrive.

Only in more serious database applications would you get the benefit from 4+ gigs of ram, people are just stuffing their systems full of it, as a desktop 6 gig kit can be had for under 100 bucks.

Typically this is true for games, however Stardock is creating a game which will be able to utilize the extra memory available from 64-bit Operating Systems. This will allow for massively huge maps depending on the available memory.

So I'll give DELL a call and see what they can provide.
 

amp88

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For what though, not to be a dick, i'm just curious the best use of a RAMdisk, best i can think of would be for photoshop applications, but then you'd still be bogged down by CPU.

Or are there a lot more cooler applications of RAMDisk that i'm just ignorant of?

For anything that's I/O bound using normal drive(s). I plan on using a RAMDisk on my home file server when I get an extra 4GB delivered next week. I'll be using it to store the spool data for binary newsgroups. Instead of taking ~180 secs to read from disk it should take a lot less to read from RAM.
 
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