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midiman25

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  1. Hmm. So I would be better off with a 256 graphics card, quad core, and 8GB ram possible SAS 15K drives? Maybe another machine to be used as a gaming machine then.
  2. Ok so help me decide here. Do I got for a Quad Core CPU or a high rated Core 2 Duo? 8GB or 16GB 256Mb or 512Mb Graphics card for gaming. SAS 15K drives for speed or SATA 3.0Gbps Thanks
  3. I,m just worried, I work in a large IT dept looking after Servers. Our Dell 2850s get hammered with disk I/O. Although I will not be using my VMs at intensive. One of them has 4GB and is a dedicated mail server. I want to be able to run around 4 MS Virtual PCs on my PC with no problem. And still be able to use the O/S and play games. I can order Dell PCs at Education prices so that is one reason why I am looking to get the best for my money. My current pc with P4 3.2ghz 1GB ram cant handle 2VMs and the Vista host O/S. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is the machine I am looking to buy but 8GB is the MAX amount of RAM it can handle on the motherboard. PROCESSOR Intel® Core™2 Quad Q9550 (2.83GHz, 1333MHz FSB, 12MB L2 Cache, Quad Core) 525W OPERATING SYSTEM (English) genuine Windows Vista® Ultimate x64 SP1 WITH Media TOWER/BASE ORIENTATION Vertical Chassis Orientation (Minitower, W: 170,2 x H: 447.3 x D: 468.4 mm) MEMORY 8GB (4 x 2.0GB DIMM) 800MHZ ECC Dual Channel Memory (requires 64-bit O/S) GRAPHICS CARD 512MB PCIe x16 nVidia Quadro FX 1700 (MRGA14L), Dual Monitor DVI or VGA Graphics Card HARD DRIVE 146G,(15,000rpm) SAS Hard Drive 2ND HARD DRIVE Additional - 146G,(15,000rpm) SAS 2 Hard Drive OPTICAL DRIVE 16X DVD+/-RW Here is the second configuration I am looking at that should hopefully last longer. PROCESSOR Intel Xeon E5440 (2.83GHz,1333FSB,2x6MB,Quad Core) OPERATING SYSTEM (English) genuine Windows Vista® Ultimate x64 SP1 WITH Media MEMORY 16GB DDR2 667 Quad Channel FBD Memory (8x2GB) GRAPHICS CARD 512MB PCIe x16 nVidia Quadro FX 1700 (MRGA14L), Dual Monitor DVI or VGA Graphics Card HARD DRIVE 146G,(15,000rpm) SAS Hard Drive OPTICAL DRIVE 16X DVD+/-RW + 16X DVD-ROM FLOPPY/MEDIA DRIVES No Floppy Drive
  4. This is the machine I am looking to buy but 8GB is the MAX amount of RAM it can handle. PROCESSOR Intel® Core™2 Quad Q9550 (2.83GHz, 1333MHz FSB, 12MB L2 Cache, Quad Core) 525W OPERATING SYSTEM (English) genuine Windows Vista® Ultimate x64 SP1 WITH Media TOWER/BASE ORIENTATION Vertical Chassis Orientation (Minitower, W: 170,2 x H: 447.3 x D: 468.4 mm) MEMORY 8GB (4 x 2.0GB DIMM) 800MHZ ECC Dual Channel Memory (requires 64-bit O/S) GRAPHICS CARD 512MB PCIe x16 nVidia Quadro FX 1700 (MRGA14L), Dual Monitor DVI or VGA Graphics Card HARD DRIVE 146G,(15,000rpm) SAS Hard Drive 2ND HARD DRIVE Additional - 146G,(15,000rpm) SAS 2 Hard Drive OPTICAL DRIVE 16X DVD+/-RW Here is the second configuration I am looking at. PROCESSOR Intel Xeon E5440 (2.83GHz,1333FSB,2x6MB,Quad Core) OPERATING SYSTEM (English) genuine Windows Vista® Ultimate x64 SP1 WITH Media MEMORY 16GB DDR2 667 Quad Channel FBD Memory (8x2GB) GRAPHICS CARD 512MB PCIe x16 nVidia Quadro FX 1700 (MRGA14L), Dual Monitor DVI or VGA Graphics Card HARD DRIVE 146G,(15,000rpm) SAS Hard Drive OPTICAL DRIVE 16X DVD+/-RW + 16X DVD-ROM FLOPPY/MEDIA DRIVES No Floppy Drive
  5. I will be running VM server O/S's eg 2003/2008 so I will need about 1GB ram per VM. Plus other VM,s like XP/Vista. So that could be 2 vms servers ad one vm workstation running one on box some times. Say 3GB plus 2GB for host. 5GB in total, then allow for future advances leaves me 3GB spare. 16GB would leave me with 11GB spare.
  6. Lost touch with reality I like that. I want to run some VMs simultaneously. Some VMs will need 1GB of RAM!! So if I run two of three together plus my OS. I could run into trouble with 4GB. 8GB would be a safer bet and is fairly priced. But todays apps are so RAM intensive how long will 8GB last when runing virtual machines and games on a pc??
  7. Hi I,m looking to buy a new workstation pc possibly a Dell Precision. I want to run Vista Ultimate x64 so that I can take advantage of as much ram as possible. The reason for this is that I will be running Virtual Machines and other hungry games on it. I am thinking about going for 8GB but this is the maximum the motherboard can handle using a Intel C2 Duo CPU. If I upgrade to a Xeon Quad I can use a 16GB - 32GB ram configuration With the industry moving so fast is 8GB going to be enough??? I want the machine to last for around 5 years min. My current Dell has 1GB ram and that was a lot 4.5 years ago. But the majority of PCs today are coming with 4GB ram as standard. So 4GB x 4 yrs equates to 16GB if trends continue. What I am trying to say is this. If I buy an 8GB machine now, to advance futher would require me to buy a new motherboard later down the line. I,m also looking to add 15K SAS drives. What should I do?

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