- Apr 6, 2015
Quad Rank, and slow, but still a pretty nice price. I use these in systems with only 8 slots to get them a bump where more is better than fast (eg: Dell R510 with 4 DIMM/CPU). $100 is a good price as far as I'm concerned, but totally different from 2Rx8 12800 stuff. If I hadn't recently bought the 24 I need this month for a project, I'd be seeing what offers kalleyomalley would accept16GB ECC DDR3, but PC3-8500 - I got 6x 16GB (96GB) for $100 a couple of weeks ago:
EDGE 96GB (16GBx6)DDR3 PC3-8500R ECC REG Server Memory 16GE604R04 | eBay
Not only that, but depending on how many DIMMs you have per channel, there are speed limits and automatic down clocking. So, if one plans to max out all the DIMM slots, one should check what's the max speed for that configuration and save by not buying anything faster than that. Also, see what's the max speed the CPU you have can handle. take all those factors and then find the lowest common denominator, find the part numbers you want, and apply above ebay search technique to find best prices.What's everybody using 12800 in ? E5 v2's ?
Only ask since I pulled the lid off a E5-2670 just now and it was 10800 so assume that's what we were buying at the time.
Fast is not cheap but slower stuff is cheap, always a trade off speed and dimm size vs price.
DDR4 still more than double the price of ddr3