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Title: March monthly poll
Post by: Computer Hope Admin on March 02, 2009, 12:23:06 AM
For the month of March we thought it would be interesting to see how much total computer memory you have in the computer. Feel free to talk about how your system is performing with the memory it has, if you plan on upgrading, the history of computers you've used in the past and how much memory they've had in them, etc. This poll also supports multiple voting if you have more than one computer.

What do the options mean?

Because I didn't want to have an extensive list of every possible memory combination I've made a list that's comprised of options with greater than (>) and less than (<) values. If your computer had 1GB you'd select > 512 <= 1GB because you have more than 512 and equal to 1GB. If you had 1.5GB of memory you'd choose > 1GB <= 2GB because you have more than 1GB but less than 2GB. Hope that makes sense.

If you need help with determining how much memory you have in your computer see document CH000149 (http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000149.htm).

All past monthly polls and results can also be found on the Computer Hope poll page (http://www.computerhope.com/polls.htm).

Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: Zylstra on March 02, 2009, 12:54:59 AM
First to post! Whoo!

I have 2GB of RAM in my laptop...

My server has some weird amount in it... its around 360MB...

My evil iMac, soon to have ArchLinux for PPC on it, 129MB of RAM.

Step dads computer, 1GB
Dads computer, 512MB
Moms laptop (really my laptop) 256MB
Computers I deal with at school... mostly donated computers, anywhere from 100MB to 1GB.. I wish we could afford to just get rid of them all and replace them with one specific model of a higher quality, it would be easier to ghost them that way..
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: Ivy on March 02, 2009, 12:56:40 AM
512 <= 1GB
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: Computer Hope Admin on March 02, 2009, 12:58:54 AM
Grats on the first post Zylstra and good information. I thought it might be interesting for individuals such as yourself who have access to multiple computers to have the ability to vote more than once. So for those of you who have more than one computer with different memory totals you're welcome to submit more than one vote.
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: mroilfield on March 02, 2009, 01:07:54 AM
My laptop has 1 gig

Wife's laptop has 2 gig

Desk top has 3 gig
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: reddevilggg on March 02, 2009, 01:24:50 AM

My Desktop 3 gig

Other desktop 1 gig

Laptop 1 gig
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: Carbon Dudeoxide on March 02, 2009, 01:35:46 AM
Main laptop: 1GB
Crappy laptop: 364mb
Tablet: 2GB
Mini: 1GB
Desktop 1: 512mb
Desktop 2: 1GB

One big happy family. :D
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: Calum on March 02, 2009, 02:41:15 AM
My family's PC has 1GB of RAM, my laptop has 2GB, my server has 2GB and my desktop has 4GB.
I have some other computers lying around, which aren't in service right now - they vary from 8MB to 1GB.
As for performance, my family's PC is fine for what they need it for, my laptop chugs along great when I use it, which is rare.  My server is performing just fine, but as the RAM is only PC133 I don't think 2GB is actually benefiting it.  4GB on my desktop is fine too, but when I do my new build later this year I'm going for more.
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: Broni on March 02, 2009, 12:19:36 PM
Vista desktop - 2GB
Vista laptop - 2Gb
Win 2K - 384MB
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: BC_Programmer on March 02, 2009, 12:37:42 PM
Vista laptop, 4GB (maxed out when I bought it)
XP desktop, 1GB (I think this is maxed out)


Old PC, 512MB (I kind of throw whatever OS I want on it... right now it has NT4, if memory serves; haven't really bothered with it since I got the laptop, however- Virtual PC runs almost any OS at 100% speed on the laptop, so I can test my programs & installers without resorting to going through arduous install/reinstall processes...

Toshiba Satellite 440CDX, 98SE 144MB (maxed out)

Thinkpad 755CDV Win31 and DOS 6, 8MB (maxes out at 40MB, but there is no way I'll find the module at a reasonable price these days!)


Vista Laptop runs the best of all of them, of course, being my only dual core machine likely being the main factor there. Runs everything, except a few games, faster then my desktop, which has the sole advantage of a separate graphics card (FX 5500)
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: computeruler on March 02, 2009, 04:56:10 PM
1st computer ever (current family computer) 512mb really slow running xp got it in 01
my 1st build 1gb on xp was pretty fast
my upgraded build (new everything besides case which I modded hard drive and dvd drives) 2gb ram goes pretty good. I will b getting 4 though I dont see a need cause it never uses that much but Im shure it wil help
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: macdad- on March 03, 2009, 07:03:10 AM
384MB  ;)
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: patio on March 03, 2009, 08:15:20 AM
Vista Ultimatex64/Win 7x64 box 6G...
Benchtest machine 768Mg
No notebook currently.
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: kpac on March 03, 2009, 10:13:06 AM
2GB Vista laptop.
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: jenzo on March 03, 2009, 04:50:35 PM
I am running my vistas home basic on 1gb but to me seem slow i am thinking of getting new desktop because i like online gaming so if any has wot i should go for would like to see what you all have to say please. I have looked at 2 so far 1 is intel dual core with 3gb 500gb SATA HD & nvidia 9800st graphs card or there is 1 has intel quad cord processor with 4gb with 500gd HD 9600 nvidia graphs card they is about 100 different in the price but i dont know anything bout the SATA HD  SO ANY HELP WOULD BE GREAT FROM YOU GUYS ON HER

THANK YOU

JENZO
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: Computer Hope Admin on March 03, 2009, 05:05:53 PM
Well if I deciphered your text correct. Sorry had hard time reading what you said above.  SATA (http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/s/sata.htm) can be a great improvement in overall system performance, but it's the CPU you'd get more performance from if the one for 100 more has a quad core in it I'd go for that personally, I'd imagine that system would also be running SATA although may not mention it. In the future please post new questions in a new topic. If you need help doing that see the below link.

http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,45928.0.html

Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: computeruler on March 03, 2009, 05:09:16 PM
quad for shure but thats only if you do a lot of multitasking. Games also only use 2 cores of a cpu not 4.  They will in the future though
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: Zylstra on March 03, 2009, 06:57:40 PM
Games also only use 2 cores of a cpu not 4. 
This depends on the game.

Many games, even older ones, will use multiple cores, since their program was written to adjust itself automatically to however many cores you have.
Usually, they work in duplicate modes, so if you have a really weird tri-core (I've seen this before... when the motherboard cant support all four, so the manufacturer disables the last... weird) it would only use two...
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: computeruler on March 03, 2009, 06:58:28 PM
Well I thought MOST games couldnt besides flight sim. X
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: BC_Programmer on March 03, 2009, 07:54:41 PM
Even in the case where a game only supports/uses a single core, the fact that background tasks and services can be alloted to other cores, while the one core is dedicated to the game means often performance can shoot up over 75-100%, depending on the number of background tasks running. This is compounded because the core the game is using will not need to make any expensive context switches to run other processes at all.
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: street1 (RIP) on March 04, 2009, 04:34:42 AM
1.Dell Gx110 with 512 MB Ram

2.Dell Gx110 with 256 MB ram.

Bought both as a package deal from Ebay 1 year ago for
100 dollars,with free shipping.

May put back together old Gateway computer later. lol
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: paudashlake on March 04, 2009, 07:38:10 PM
1.)  Main computer-----4gb ram

2.) Compaq presario r3000-----512mb ram

and I ♥ them both
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: Broni on March 04, 2009, 07:43:54 PM
Not so much lately ;D
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: harry 48 on March 06, 2009, 02:23:52 PM
1.21mb
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: Zylstra on March 06, 2009, 03:18:19 PM
I forgot to mention my 2MB IBM, and my 8MB Gateway SOLO Series Laptop...
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: macdad- on March 06, 2009, 05:01:30 PM
oh yea...256MB on the possibly going out Dell Dimension L933r...
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: Buzzintx on March 06, 2009, 06:31:03 PM
Custom built desktop- 4 gb
Windows 7 beta desktop-1 gb
Toshiba laptop-3 gb
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: Douglas on March 07, 2009, 03:36:54 AM
Poor old Cyril, who's most certainly on his last legs, has a whopping great 128MB of RAM on him. And he runs Windows XP well... as we speak, I've got five tabs open in IE7, 3 conversations going on in Windows Messenger (not WLM), and the caluclator open. And I can Photoshop images reasonably well in Photoshop 7. He's not due for an upgrade anytime soon, until I can afford New Laptop. That's his upgrade.

Mr. Vista on the other hand, has 1GB of RAM, and doesn't cope too well. I can have IE7 with the same sites, WLM with the same conversations and Outlook open as well, and he'll be ssslllooowww. Althought that could be because my Outlook.pst file is so huge. Must cut down on it's size... that mgiht make things happier. Although with a 1GB stick of DDR2 RAM being about $150 installed, that could fix him up too. I've seen Vista run better on a 2.0GHz C2D with 2GB RAM. That's his next upgrade, I think.
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: kuszmania9999 on March 07, 2009, 06:37:10 AM
my old desktop 512mb+128mb, since it using ddr the price for upgrade seems higher that why i'm building a custom pc using ddr2 this year.
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: computeruler on March 07, 2009, 08:47:22 AM
$150 for a 1gb stick of ram!?!?!?!!!!!  :o
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: Broni on March 07, 2009, 09:31:51 AM
Yep. Some RAM is rare.
If you go to crucial, and you don't find the RAM for your computer, I can assure you, you can find it somewhere else, but be prepared to cough up at least $100.
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: computeruler on March 07, 2009, 09:39:44 AM
DDR2 ram isnt rare  ??? ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: macdad- on March 07, 2009, 09:45:30 AM
DDR2 ram isnt rare  ??? ??? ??? ???

but DDR1 is, some of us have older rigs...
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: BC_Programmer on March 07, 2009, 09:46:46 AM
And SDRAM, EDO RAM, or heaven forbid FPM RAM are even harder to find. I don't think they sell DIP chips anymore...
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: macdad- on March 07, 2009, 09:53:55 AM
no they do sell the DIPs you just have to look in Mail-Order catalogs...and i do need a new rig soon, SD is already hard enough to find the right speed and all.
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: BC_Programmer on March 07, 2009, 09:58:19 AM
no they do sell the DIPs you just have to look in Mail-Order catalogs...and i do need a new rig soon, SD is already hard enough to find the right speed and all.

DIPs? the chips with legs? The ones that look like a graveyard on a 286 motherboard? And ironically rise slowly like ghosts with heat and cooling?
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: computeruler on March 07, 2009, 10:29:47 AM
Although with a 1GB stick of DDR2 RAM being about $150 installed, that could fix him up too.
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: soybean on March 07, 2009, 10:38:17 AM
I voted two in two categories:


I also have two older computers that are not being used (probably headed for next local recycling drive), so I did not vote on them.  One has Win 98SE, the other, Win ME.  They both have 128MB.
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: computeruler on March 07, 2009, 10:40:50 AM
dont recycle! give them to me!  ::) ::)
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: macdad- on March 07, 2009, 10:43:40 AM
no they do sell the DIPs you just have to look in Mail-Order catalogs...and i do need a new rig soon, SD is already hard enough to find the right speed and all.

DIPs? the chips with legs? The ones that look like a graveyard on a 286 motherboard? And ironically rise slowly like ghosts with heat and cooling?

yes, yes and yes
this is a dip:

(http://rocky.digikey.com/weblib/Zilog/Web%20Photos/Z-18-DIP.jpg)
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: Broni on March 07, 2009, 10:43:52 AM
Why?
Did you give me my gift certificates? ;D
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: computeruler on March 07, 2009, 10:45:26 AM
but I need those gift certificates. Soy doesnt need those computers
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: soybean on March 07, 2009, 10:55:46 AM
dont recycle! give them to me!  ::) ::)
Ha! Well, one of them is about 12 1/2 years old; it was originally a 75MHz Pentium with 8MB of RAM. It was my primary computer for years and numerous upgrades took it up to a 200MHz processor with 128 MB of RAM, the maximum RAM it will support.  If space were and clutter were not issues, I might keep it for no other reason than sentimental value.  If you lived nearby (central Ohio), you could have it.  I know the organization conducting the recycling drive will truly process it for recycling.

The other one was given to me by folks with the understanding I would turn it in to the recycling drive; I belong to the organization conducting the recycling drive, a local computer users' group.  In this case, I'm sure they will not recycle this one, they'll offer it to a qualified low-income recipient.  This computer is a Pentium III, 800 MHz, and will support up to 512MB of RAM, so it could run Win 2K or Win XP.   
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: computeruler on March 07, 2009, 11:12:45 AM
the 800mhz I would take and by central oh you mean the middle right?
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: Broni on March 07, 2009, 11:37:28 AM
Quote
I need those gift certificates
I do too ;D
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: soybean on March 07, 2009, 12:31:23 PM
the 800mhz I would take and by central oh you mean the middle right?
I sent you a PM on this.
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: computeruler on March 07, 2009, 12:49:12 PM
me too  ;D
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: patio on March 07, 2009, 12:58:29 PM
me too  ;D

You sent yourself a PM ? ?
I didn't know the Board could do that...
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: computeruler on March 07, 2009, 01:03:12 PM
i sent soy one
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: Broni on March 07, 2009, 06:37:55 PM
Just make sure, you don't send him any gift certificates ;D
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: computeruler on March 07, 2009, 07:50:13 PM
nope
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: Broni on March 07, 2009, 08:39:12 PM
Good ;D
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: Zylstra on March 07, 2009, 09:25:44 PM
I have a box of what I think is DDR1 RAM...
A very large box... full of it.

Not even my schools eMachines take it...
I'm not sure what kind of computers we had that used it..
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: liverpoolkeith on March 09, 2009, 08:00:51 PM
mi has 558mb
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: macdad- on March 10, 2009, 06:19:33 AM
I have a box of what I think is DDR1 RAM...
A very large box... full of it.

Not even my schools eMachines take it...
I'm not sure what kind of computers we had that used it..

i'd take it off your hands...a 256MB SDRAM PC133, if you have one  :D
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: computer10 on March 10, 2009, 06:39:28 PM
One of my computers has 1gb sdram

The other has 2gb ddr ram

The third has 6gb ddr2 ram.
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: Zylstra on March 10, 2009, 09:47:14 PM
Maybe I should just get the school to sell it all...
I bet we could organize it into different groups, but, I need to check to see if it is DDR1. I dont think its SD... SD tends to be smaller and a bit wider, I need to take a close look at the pins.
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: computeruler on March 11, 2009, 01:54:32 PM
Ship it here and I will tell you  ;D
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: Hunter484 on March 11, 2009, 10:09:09 PM
I've got 4 GB of DDR3.
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: JJ 3000 on March 12, 2009, 03:02:45 AM
Maybe I should just get the school to sell it all...
I bet we could organize it into different groups, but, I need to check to see if it is DDR1. I dont think its SD... SD tends to be smaller and a bit wider, I need to take a close look at the pins.

DDR on the top
(http://www.dansdata.com/images/io014/ddrsdr560.jpg)
SDRAM on the bottom this pic
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: macdad- on March 12, 2009, 06:16:37 AM
dont think my DDR1 ram looks like that, and i remember that it is SDRAM.
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: BC_Programmer on March 12, 2009, 07:22:15 AM
dont think my DDR1 ram looks like that,

then chances are it isn't DDR1.
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: macdad- on March 12, 2009, 11:18:08 AM
no its, DDR1 but its the type of memory, SDRAM...

http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=4C421157A5CA7304 (http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=4C421157A5CA7304)
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: JJ 3000 on March 12, 2009, 04:28:52 PM
Well...   
Technically, DDR is SDRAM. The "SD" stands for Synchronous Dynamic RAM. SDRAM is tied to the system clock or is "in sync" with the clock. SDRAM clock speeds match the FSB.

Before SDRAM there was FPMRAM that was not "synchronous" with the system clock.

DDR stands for Double Data Rate. With DDR the throughput of SDRAM is DOUBLED by making two processes for every clock cycle.
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: gerrard10 on March 12, 2009, 08:18:34 PM
Yeah, that makes sense. There is a complicated process in that.
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: Zylstra on March 12, 2009, 10:21:23 PM
So, SD-RAM doesnt have its own internal clock speed?
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: macdad- on March 13, 2009, 06:17:46 AM
I dont know, i just thought SDRAM was a type of DDR ram technology that had a different memory layout or design.
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: BC_Programmer on March 13, 2009, 09:11:47 AM
I dont know, i just thought SDRAM was a type of DDR ram technology that had a different memory layout or design.

no, other way around.

DDR is Double-Data Rate SDRAM.

Most Computer memory is SDRAM, except for most on-chip cache is SRAM, which is faster; and there are various other kinds used in different applications, but most expandable computer memory is some form of SDRAM right now.
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: macdad- on March 13, 2009, 11:23:35 AM
ok..so basically i have an older version of SDRAM, not an older version of DDR ram
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: -modest- on March 13, 2009, 05:29:17 PM
my main laptop (acer "mini" intel atom) has 1gig ddr2

desktop has 512 mb sdram

secoundary has 512 mb sdram

my old main had 2 gigs ddr2

well this is pretty cool stuff here man..
peace out my g33k5!!!
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: Afrior on March 16, 2009, 05:36:48 PM
My moms computer has 2gb, mine has 504MB. Now if only she would switch to high speed internet....
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: lordvader781 on March 19, 2009, 01:28:09 PM
Our main computer has 4GB, but only 3.5GB are usable since I'm running XP 32-bit.  My old laptop that my mom uses has 1GB.  The old desktop has 512MB.  As for my sister's laptop and my dad's, I have no clue.  I'd say between 512MB and 1GB.
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: dylans8 on March 21, 2009, 02:15:21 PM
my laptop has 3gbs   other pc has 2gb memory
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: Maxvideo on March 21, 2009, 05:03:09 PM
I am running on 8GB due to working with Video Editing, and 3D Studio work Under Vista Ultimate.
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: pfallows12 on March 22, 2009, 12:57:49 AM
I've 2 Gb in my Desktop
My Laptop also has 2 Gb
My wifes Desktop has 1.5 Gb as does my stepdaughters
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: kwicken on March 22, 2009, 10:07:39 AM
The first computer I ever used was an IBM360 it had 32KB of main memory with about 512KB of disk space on line and seven tape drives (a real of tape could contain up to 256KB of data).  It ran IBM OS or DOS.  It had many remote users on the network.  With all this it accomplished a lot. I now have a desktop with 2 GB RAM and 350 GB HD online and several multi GB's of flash memory and HD devices off line and still it does not accomplish much. More like a high priced entertainment center. It seems the more technological and massive amount of storage and speed we get the less we get accomplished.   
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: AussieInLondon on March 24, 2009, 12:01:02 PM
Vista Desktop - 8GB
XP Pro Fileserver - 8GB
Vista laptop - 4GB
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: obtrunco on March 27, 2009, 12:25:44 AM
Let's see... I'm running a tri-boot Vista 32 & 64 bit Ultimate along with a Vista Premium I migrated from an older PC I had built but haven't bothered in recovering it; I can boot into the first two. 4 GB 800Mhz DDR2 RAM, Intel Quad processor 2.66GHz, 1GB DDR3 GPU (NVIDIA 9600) and XFX Force 680i LT motherboard with 4 HDD's. Pheww!!!! This doesn't include 3 other OS's I'm running on a Virtual Machine. Among them is Ubuntu Linux (just for the heck of it), which is quite boring to use and look at.

I volunteer my PC's power along with others using the BOINC program which crunches numbers for [email protected], [email protected] and The Large Hadron Collider. Pretty Neat!  ;D I'm providing a screenshot.

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Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: NasH The Guru on March 27, 2009, 03:29:56 AM
My Desktop Has 36GB DDR3 1600mhz Triple Channel Memory
My Notebook/Laptop Has 8GB DDR3 RAM
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: computeruler on March 27, 2009, 05:43:11 AM
Whats [email protected]? Have you considered running folding at home? More worthy cause if you ask me.  But do whatever you want
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: macdad- on March 27, 2009, 06:12:56 AM
Let's see... I'm running a tri-boot Vista 32 & 64 bit Ultimate along with a Vista Premium I migrated from an older PC I had built but haven't bothered in recovering it; I can boot into the first two. 4 GB 800Mhz DDR2 RAM, Intel Quad processor 2.66GHz, 1GB DDR3 GPU (NVIDIA 9600) and XFX Force 680i LT motherboard with 4 HDD's. Pheww!!!! This doesn't include 3 other OS's I'm running on a Virtual Machine. Among them is Ubuntu Linux (just for the heck of it), which is quite boring to use and look at.

I volunteer my PC's power along with others using the BOINC program which crunches numbers for [email protected], [email protected] and The Large Hadron Collider. Pretty Neat!  ;D I'm providing a screenshot.

You should join CH's [email protected] team  ;)
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: patio on March 27, 2009, 06:43:58 AM
My Desktop Has 36GB DDR3 1600mhz Triple Channel Memory
My Notebook/Laptop Has 8GB DDR3 RAM

What MBoard ? ?
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: obtrunco on March 27, 2009, 08:21:52 AM
Hey, when it comes to science it's always worth it. It's all about the big picture. And "[email protected]"? Is that a joke??  :-\ Let's see, you join a network so you can fold clothes together???  ;)
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: Chetyre on March 27, 2009, 11:33:20 AM
3gigs on my XP desktop.

I upgraded from 1gig about a year ago, but I actually didn't notice too much of a difference.
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: macdad- on March 27, 2009, 11:38:14 AM
Hey, when it comes to science it's always worth it. It's all about the big picture. And "[email protected]"? Is that a joke??  :-\ Let's see, you join a network so you can fold clothes together???  ;)

No, its performing alot of calculations for Protein folding that can help create cures for all sorts of diseases.

It just uses some of your Idle proccessor time and you can change the priority of it

See here:http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/board,42.0.html (http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/board,42.0.html)
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: obtrunco on March 27, 2009, 12:49:27 PM
That's cool. My interests lie more in astrophysics than biological or nucleic or medical research.
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: BC_Programmer on March 27, 2009, 01:06:24 PM
Whats [email protected]? Have you considered running folding at home? More worthy cause if you ask me.  But do whatever you want

that's like saying, "I have no clue what this is, but it's a more worthy cause"

If you don't know what it is how could you know and regardless your not in the position to make that judgement call anyway.
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: computeruler on March 27, 2009, 01:25:16 PM
I posted that in the morning when I just got up.  I was really tired and I cant think straight then. 
And OMG nash that must be expensive! why do you need so much? You shure do have a lot of certifications! And then I look at your specs... THATS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!! 4 GTX 295s!!!!!!!
You should get 4 of these
http://www.nvidia.com/object/tesla_computing_solutions.html (http://www.nvidia.com/object/tesla_computing_solutions.html) omg I couldnt imagine for of those.  What do you do that you need so much stuff like that? And 1kw psu powers 4 gtx 295s?
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: obtrunco on March 27, 2009, 02:53:47 PM
Well if you want to challenge this.  ::) Astrophysics, quantum mechanics, cosmology are becoming far more interesting to the general public and will increase in the near future. It has a more broader aspect than looking at proteins and molecules to which you have no direct effect yourself either, you may only participate. Don't discard that many of the recent discoveries in the field you suggested took place in micro-gravity. My science of interest studies how the universe was created or down to the smallest, particle duality and/or non-locality. I find this far more interesting than the intermediary of proteins, DNA, ect. Don't get me wrong. I find this also interesting but in a lesser aspect. Therefore if I made a judgement call based on what interests me, so be it. After all... Don't we all? Computers, the internet and the makeup of this very forum is based on the science that interests me such as quantum mechanics etc, etc. If your saying I have no clue than you either and therefore I think this forfeits that comment. I have a certain idea of it based on science based reports, commentaries and interviews based in this field. So what makes this field interesting to me is that... I HAVE NO CLUE! I'll be learning something new about it every day.

If you feel yours is the best field in your opinion then all power to you. Strengths passions and devotions in all sciences are essential and all need to be supported.
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: BC_Programmer on March 27, 2009, 07:17:57 PM
that's basically what I mean- whats a "worthy cause" is purely subjective.
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: Jonas Wauters on March 29, 2009, 07:45:18 AM
4GB on my new laptop (vista home premium)
1GB on my old one (xp pro)

Jonas ;)
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: BC_Programmer on March 29, 2009, 02:41:04 PM
4GB on my new laptop (vista home premium)
1GB on my old one (xp pro)

Jonas ;)

neat, same here- except my laptop has Ultimate  ;D
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: amberonline24 on March 29, 2009, 10:56:28 PM
I have 2 GB 800 MHz ram installed on my Desktop and it is running efficiently..... :) :) :)
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: NasH The Guru on March 29, 2009, 11:32:52 PM
1 to 2GB of ram isnt that slow or something but alot of you use that much of amount of the ram hmmm....what i think is its slow and running on windows vista you will be crawling then being fast since its 2gb ram that will be ddr2 dual channel ...go for triple channel memory its fast guys :)


Just for the record i dont talk to dumb *** people as i had response to one or two so please i dont have time for your BS ... Unless your smart dont bother replying my forum because i'll ignore you i am straight forward type of a guy just to let everyone know and if i wanted to BS i could do it a better way and you all can get fooled should i try it hmmm...i rather not i am not that type of person hahahaha
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: computeruler on March 30, 2009, 05:56:01 AM
And your specs arnt real.  There is no sata 4 and there is no single 20 tb hard drive.  And you can only have a max of 2 gtx 295s.    But it would be quad sli because each card has 2 things....
I have also yet to see a i7 motherboard that supports 36gb of ram
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: NasH The Guru on March 30, 2009, 06:07:29 AM
anyways computer ruler any new pc games comes please let me know thanks  ;D

Tesla Nvidia eh nice I'll look into that ;D

i have checked your pc spec and you have to upgrade your motherboard bro

Yes Computer Ruler It's Expensive

well....computer ruler i am a gamer programmer and does a lot of video rendering when i am bored hahaha thats why  ....why are you shocked and amazed ?

its very hurting for a person saying my spec aint real how if i told you your pc spec is crap how does it feel hurting isnt it think what you say first !

just to show you how wrong you are visit my motherboard website first its gives you all the answers bro GIGABYTE EX-58 Extreme Motherboard

well if my specs arent real i wont post it

and one more thing i am not talking about single hard drive 1 hard drive is 2 TB so total is 20TB thats what i meant dont go swearing on people its not funny your just pissing off people like me and you dont want to go that far i wont go if i was you ...as i am very friendly here so dont make me blow just a friendly advice to a friend to another bro :)
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: patio on March 30, 2009, 04:38:06 PM
just to show you how wrong you are visit my motherboard website first its gives you all the answers bro GIGABYTE EX-58 Extreme Motherboard

Maximum RAM_______24G
Maximum vid card support______3

Seems like a stretch to me.
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: computeruler on March 30, 2009, 05:03:38 PM
I think he means he has 2 gtx 295s.  BUT i checked and it only supports 24gb.  And sata 4? That hasnt came out yet....
We know your lieing

And can you only try to use 1 post
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: NasH The Guru on March 30, 2009, 06:01:37 PM
yeah 3 pci express you can make it into 4 well it reads over here as 36gb and before buying the motherboard i asked the sales guy and the sales guy said can and it worked i google yesterday about sata4 there's no such thing so either there's no such sata4 exist or i was cheated or some other hardware of the hard drives use sata4 technology i am still lost out there the latest hard drive are sata3

yes guys its supports 24gb i know that i told the sales guy but he said that it can support up to 36gb well every ram slot i put 1 stick 6gb so it worked looks like gigabyte its not updated or gigabyte didnt know about this that it will work and just to explain how to have 4 graphic card when you have 3 pci express well first i thought it could not be done so the next day i went back and ask the sales guy again is it possible to have 4 graphic card he said yeah just a add a adapter to your pci express board and you can have extra and this only work for high powered motherboard only so i had purchase the pci-E adapter

sorry about too many post just got too excited haha...i have no reason to lie and i dont care what you think because i dont really give a *censored* a bit so i really dont care hahahaha

*You guys keep saying the motherboard reads as 24gb of ram only correct well if you dont test things out you wont know it also shows how weak your IT/Computing knowledge are hahaha i might not be as skilled when comes to motherboard thats because i dont create motherboards well at least i try things out and makes stuff that is impossible to possible GROW UP!
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: BC_Programmer on March 30, 2009, 06:44:12 PM


heard of punctuation?


In any case you can state your supposed specs until your blue in the face, but the fact that they aren't exactly believable precludes trust in the matter. Of course if you can provide a Everest Log with the stated information then all the more power to you.
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: inbee2in on March 31, 2009, 04:46:56 AM
Hello all,

1. I just bought my laptop(ASUS) 3 months ago and it has 4GB Ram.

Just getting used to using Vista as I have always been using XP.

2. My son Phinix has just turned 3 and has his first computer a tiny Eee PC701 that has 4GB HD and 504RAM
And yeah he knows how to use it-turn it on/off load his fave learning games and switch from 1 game to another.

3. My desktop is 5 years old plus and has 1GB ram and the oldest one I have is at my mothers house(hardly used) has 512ram.

I would love to format my desktop but still struggling to work out how lol or perhaps upgrade it but am facing some monetary hurdles ATM.

We'll see in the next year...

Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: ultimatum on March 31, 2009, 10:52:34 PM
Upgraded last summer to 2GB.
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: Clarkcj on April 08, 2009, 01:02:17 PM
My Desktop 512MB
Desktop 2: 1gb Not sure though although we are planning to add 4 gig I think. Same with my Desktop.
Other Computers that we own I am not sure how much they have.
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: macdad- on April 10, 2009, 02:27:27 PM
1GB DDR2 RAM on my new one  ;D
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: computeruler on April 10, 2009, 02:29:46 PM
you got a new computer? Great!
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: obtrunco on May 09, 2009, 12:33:44 PM
4GB RAM @ 800MHz and 1GB DDR3 graphics card.
Title: Re: March monthly poll
Post by: BatchFileBasics on May 16, 2009, 10:34:00 AM
448 mb :D
its all i needed when i got my computer, but now....