midiman25 Posted July 21, 2008 Share Posted July 21, 2008 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? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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