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Should I install 32GB of ram?

  1. #31


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    Win7-8 Dual Boot on a Commodore 64


    Quote Originally Posted by schemula View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by windunce View Post
    ok, i found the receipt!
    nice find!

    My quick math shows: $16,384,000 (in 1989 dollars) to get to 32gb.

    Amazing.

    Gah! Yikes! Sheeesh!

    And MS-DOS 3.3 $89.95

    The bad ol' days fer sure!

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  2. #32


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    Windows Server 2012 Standard w/Hyper-V


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    when you run so much VM in a Desktop, it's the time to build a ESXi or Hyper-V servers, I run everything on my Hyper-V servers except clients that I run in a desktop, clients that I use to experiment, I run rarely more than 2 at the time.
    While I di agree with you, not everyone can afford to do so or really needs to do so. My ESXi lab is for a class I'm taking to get VMware certification. Thus, it's nice go have it on my laptop. Maybe someone needs a portable lab for work (for whatever reason) or simply doesn't have the infrastructure in place.
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  3. #33


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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    when you run so much VM in a Desktop, it's the time to build a ESXi or Hyper-V servers, I run everything on my Hyper-V servers except clients that I run in a desktop, clients that I use to experiment, I run rarely more than 2 at the time.
    Why, when a desktop OS (Windows 8) already has a free desktop hypervisor (Hyper-V) built in, and can still be used otherwise as a desktop machine? It doesn't make a large amount of sense, from a small test / dev environment sense, to install a server-class OS to do this when the client OS is perfectly capable. If this was at scale, I'd say sure, but servers aren't very portable. Laptops with 32+GB of RAM are, conversely.
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  4. #34


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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Because I found it more practical to balance the load, wait tomorrow I will get some pics of my VM lab.... seems I'm not playing at the same level
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  5. #35


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    Windows 8


    [QUOTE=schemula;134405]
    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post

    1. 32GB was... $100. I remember when RAM delivery trucks used to get held up - ram cost more than gold. My first computer had 96MB of ram. Half of the cost was the computer. The other half was the RAM. $100 is pretty reasonable.

    Ha! In the early 1980's my dad bought me a Radio Shack Color Computer. It came standard with 4MB of RAM, but for an extra $100 you could get the upgrade version with 6MB (not more... in total). It was in my parents basement for years, and when I went to retrieve it as a historic artifact, I found out my mom had thrown it out during the last basement cleaning. :-(
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