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  1. Outback Bronze

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    So ive ended up haven a few beers wu=ith me mates,

    Ok so what ive recently wanted to know is? Why dont motherboards come with inbuilt memory like graphicis cards do?

    Videoe cards comes with memory on board that u cannont upgrade.

    So why dont motherboards come with memory that are already pre built?

    Ive always wanted to ask this question. I just nneeded sum alcohol influence.

    Is this a viable question?:toast:
     
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    How would you upgrade it then? Youd be stuck with it forever, and ever, and , even longer.

    ps, whats your poison, hope its vb!![fosters will do] unaustralian if it isnt.
     
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    That's fine and good...except drunk posting is against a rule as far as I know. So maybe you don't need to advertise it so blatantly.

    Some would/do have memory soldered on to the board itself. Nothing we generally work with though. Especially the smallest form factors for various types of machines. ATMs etc.

    It's just kind of a crappy option preventing any kind of upgrade in speed or capacity which is why you don't really see it even in Ultrabooks (that I know of). Or if the RAM dies the board is essentially dead too.
     
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    Possibly because if the integrated mem IC goes bad then you will have to RMA the whole motherboard even though the extra RAM you installed into the DIMMs are perfectly fine.
     
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    The main reason will be configuration - it's much, much easier for a PC manufacturer to order 100,000 of a motherboard and install the different amounts of memory on each one (letting them have the same motherboard with 1,2,4,8GB of RAM) than it is to order 25,000 of each model with the different RAM amounts attached. Especially if before they use up all the motherboards in stock they choose to add more RAM for free.

    For consumers it is good because motherboards can last 5+ years and the amount of RAM a user would want in a machine will definitely have gone up in that time, so instead of replacing the motherboard you can add more ram.

    Finally the question you should have asked is why do graphics cards come with attached RAM and the reason is that GPUs need tons more memory bandwidth than that of a CPU in the a motherboard and that means they need to tune their GPU very closely to the performance of the RAM. Supporting different speeds and volumes of RAM would add a massive headache for their driver development teams. It would also stop them being able to charge you £40-£50 for 1GB of RAM on the card as you could buy it from someone else.
     
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    Some computers, such as the retina display macbooks already do.

    The main reason though, is because the benefits don't outweigh the costs, ordinary DDR3 Ram chips are mass produced to the point at which they are now incredibly cheap, and soldering a ram chip on brings limited benefits.
     
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