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John Hogan
April 22nd 04, 11:57 PM
I need an 8GB ram, 64 bit system to do some device driver
prototyping under Windows 2003 Server AMD64 Beta OS.

Is there any AMD64 motherboard that has 8 DIMM slots?

Does anyone make a 2GB DIMM?

thanks,

General Schvantzkoph
April 23rd 04, 12:10 AM
On Thu, 22 Apr 2004 15:57:04 -0700, John Hogan wrote:

> I need an 8GB ram, 64 bit system to do some device driver
> prototyping under Windows 2003 Server AMD64 Beta OS.
>
> Is there any AMD64 motherboard that has 8 DIMM slots?
>
> Does anyone make a 2GB DIMM?
>
> thanks,

The dual Opteron boards all have 8 DIMM sockets (4 per CPU). You can also
buy 2G DIMMs so it's possible to put 8G on an single Opteron 1xx/Athlon FX
board. The 754 pin Athlon64 can't support more than 3 DIMMs but the new
939 pin Athlon64s, coming next month, will be able to support 4 DIMMs.

Wes Newell
April 23rd 04, 12:27 AM
On Thu, 22 Apr 2004 15:57:04 -0700, John Hogan wrote:

> I need an 8GB ram, 64 bit system to do some device driver
> prototyping under Windows 2003 Server AMD64 Beta OS.
>
> Is there any AMD64 motherboard that has 8 DIMM slots?
>
Only opteron smp boards like Tyan thunder series. Up to 10 dimm slots.

> Does anyone make a 2GB DIMM?
>
Well, they saythe 10 dimm board will suport 20 gig, so draw your own
cocnclusion. I really haven't looked.

BTW, these boards aren't what I'd call cheap.:-)

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http://mysite.verizon.net/res0exft/cpu.htm

bill
April 23rd 04, 03:36 AM
In article >, says...
<I need an 8GB ram, 64 bit system to do some device driver
<prototyping under Windows 2003 Server AMD64 Beta OS.
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<snip>
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<Does anyone make a 2GB DIMM?
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<thanks,
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A Google search shows some for $2000 a stick. Oy!

Bill

General Schvantzkoph
April 23rd 04, 05:30 PM
On Thu, 22 Apr 2004 19:36:59 -0700, bill wrote:

> In article >, says...
> <I need an 8GB ram, 64 bit system to do some device driver
> <prototyping under Windows 2003 Server AMD64 Beta OS.
> <
> <snip>
> <
> <Does anyone make a 2GB DIMM?
> <
> <thanks,
> <
> <
> <
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> A Google search shows some for $2000 a stick. Oy!
>
> Bill

Not that bad, the price for Crucial 2G DDR 3200 Reg ECC is $1K, DDR 2100
is $900.

John Hogan
April 23rd 04, 07:40 PM
Good(I love spending my boss's money).

All my searching for 2GB DDR found things that were actually 2*1GB
pairs, matched, for dual bus systems.

thanks for the info,

"General Schvantzkoph" > wrote in message
...
> On Thu, 22 Apr 2004 19:36:59 -0700, bill wrote:
>
> > In article >,
says...
> > <I need an 8GB ram, 64 bit system to do some device driver
> > <prototyping under Windows 2003 Server AMD64 Beta OS.
> > <
> > <snip>
> > <
> > <Does anyone make a 2GB DIMM?
> > <
> > <thanks,
> > <
> > <
> > <
> >
> > A Google search shows some for $2000 a stick. Oy!
> >
> > Bill
>
> Not that bad, the price for Crucial 2G DDR 3200 Reg ECC is $1K, DDR 2100
> is $900.

Wes Newell
April 24th 04, 12:59 AM
On Fri, 23 Apr 2004 11:40:50 -0700, John Hogan wrote:

> Good(I love spending my boss's money).
>
> All my searching for 2GB DDR found things that were actually 2*1GB
> pairs, matched, for dual bus systems.
>
Tyan thunder boards have up to 10 dimm slots. Eight 1G dimms in it
wouldn't be a problem.

--
Abit KT7-Raid (KT133) Tbred B core CPU @2400MHz (24x100FSB)
http://mysite.verizon.net/res0exft/cpu.htm

Randy Howard
May 31st 04, 11:35 PM
In article >,
says...
> I need an 8GB ram, 64 bit system to do some device driver
> prototyping under Windows 2003 Server AMD64 Beta OS.
>
> Is there any AMD64 motherboard that has 8 DIMM slots?

Quite a few, but they're mostly high-end ($$$$) servers.
Examples include the Sun opteron 2 and 4-way boxes,
several of the HP ProLiant xx5 (5 on the end means
opteron) servers, etc.

> Does anyone make a 2GB DIMM?

Sure, quite a few vendors, but they're hideously expensive.

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General Schvantzkoph
June 2nd 04, 01:29 AM
On Mon, 31 May 2004 22:35:03 +0000, Randy Howard wrote:

> In article >,
> says...
>> I need an 8GB ram, 64 bit system to do some device driver
>> prototyping under Windows 2003 Server AMD64 Beta OS.
>>
>> Is there any AMD64 motherboard that has 8 DIMM slots?
>
> Quite a few, but they're mostly high-end ($$$$) servers.
> Examples include the Sun opteron 2 and 4-way boxes,
> several of the HP ProLiant xx5 (5 on the end means
> opteron) servers, etc.
>
>> Does anyone make a 2GB DIMM?
>
> Sure, quite a few vendors, but they're hideously expensive.

2G PC3200 DIMMs are $1K each from Crucial.