Thursday, March 20th 2008

G.Skill Starts Offering 8GB and 16GB DDR2-800 Memory Kits

High-end memory manufacturer G.Skill has begun offering 4x 4GB (16GB) as well as 2x 4GB (8GB) DDR2 PC2-6400 kits for all proffesional users working with memory-hungry applications. G.Skil said that the memories are guaranteed to work on motherboards based on Intel P35, X38 and X48 chipsets and with the majority of AMD chipsets for the AM2 platform (AMD 790FX, 780G, 690G, nForce 590, 570). But before buying these kits, please refer to your motherboard manual and check if it supports that amount of memory. For example NVIDIA’s nForce 680i and 780i chipsets support up to 8 GB of memory. The kits are tested to work at DDR2-800 (PC2-6400) speeds with CL5-5-5-15 timings and 1.8V.

Source: G.Skill
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35 Comments on G.Skill Starts Offering 8GB and 16GB DDR2-800 Memory Kits

#1
DanishDevil
Wow. How awesome would that be if these were Micron D9GMH :p

A man can dream, can't he? :roll:
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#2
Wile E
Power User
Holy Crap!! I did not see 4GB modules coming so soon after 2GB modules. And they released them with CAS5 timings to start, unlike when 2GB modules first arrived.
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#4
infrared
Very nice. Hopefully one of the reviewers can get a sample soon, will be interesting to see how much headroom (if any) these high-density modules have for overclocking.
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#5
intel igent
16gb! :eek:

thats insane! if they were D9's could you imagine?
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#6
Silverel
Gah.

16gb should be enough to turn off my pagefile right?

lol...
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#8
1c3d0g
Awesome. I'm starting to like this company, they're very forward-looking when it comes to RAM technology. Too bad notebooks are still capped to a hard 4 GB limit (due to motherboard designs).
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#9
Nitro-Max
16gb!!! Holy Ramsinks Batman!!! Now We Just Need A Os That Works!! :laugh:
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#10
infrared
I reccon use XP x64, and set up a 12GB ramdisk to put games on before you play! :D
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#11
adrianx
silverel : I dont think to turn off the swap file is a good choice, but never have 16GB on a sistem :D the good ideea is to try :D


anyone have a price to this ... cookie
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#12
Saakki
im gonna get 16 GIG DEFF first thing to do tomorrow :laugh:
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#13
Morgoth
can the plz stop making ddr2 and start on ddr3 4gb cheap modules?
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#14
intel igent
these are good for people using SSD's and people doing CAD/photoshop and the like

dont think these are targeted towards gamers/avg users

:toast:
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#15
Silverel
by: intel igent
these are good for people using SSD's and people doing CAD/photoshop and the like

dont think these are targeted towards gamers/avg users

:toast:
I do CAD all day on a p4 with 512mb of ram... :(
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#16
Judas
WOW.....what next :)
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#18
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
Some (mother)boards support 32GB so it's not impossible...
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#19
Morgoth
i want 3x4/6/8gb ram modules ddr3 :D
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#20
Morgoth
by: Silverel
I do CAD all day on a p4 with 512mb of ram... :(
i also do cad with 4gb on p4 :P
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#21
magibeg
Doesn't windows vista 64bit only support 8gb of memory anyway?
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#22
Jizzler
Nice!

Just need nVidia and Intel to get their chipsets up to 16GB like AMD (when talking 1P chipsets).
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#23
Jizzler
by: magibeg
Doesn't windows vista 64bit only support 8gb of memory anyway?
Try 128GB for Business, Ultimate :D

Home Basic is 8GB and Home Premium is 16GB.
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#24
ewart
motherboards...?

great, I've been suffering on 8gb of RAM for ages and it's about time 16gb was made available in DDR2.. well done g.skill. hopefully it will be affordable. Whats not addressed in what I would generously describe as "articles" on the many tech websites is WHAT motherboards actually support 16gb of DDR2 RAM? anyone know of a suitable board?
what we need is a list - can we prepare a list?

most of them lamely 'parrot' the press release.

cheers
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#25
infrared
That's a very good point ewart. I just did a quick search on the intel website, and the 975, p35 and x38 chipsets only support 8gb's, and the nvidia 680i/780i are the same.

EDIT: even intel's skulltrail (x48 chipset) only supports 8GB's :wtf:
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