OCZ Proposes to Install 8GB, 16GB Memory into Desktop PC

From X-bit Labs: Just in case someone thought that 4GB of memory per desktop system is enough, there are memory modules that will provide 8GB or even 16GB of memory per system for those with no limits in mind.

OCZ Technology, a leading maker of memory modules, on Wednesday announced its new memory modules that will allow installation of 8GB or 16GB of memory into desktops based on Intel P45 chipset. Personal computers (PCS) equipped with 8GB or 16GB of memory will require 64-bit operating system and are not common these days, but when applications tend to be more demanding and 8GB of memory on a high-end system may not be seen as fantastic in several quarters from now, particularly in the workstation space.

“64-bit operating systems are becoming more mainstream and finally enable user memory to shed the 4GB limitation of 32-bit OS. Moreover, the latest multi-core systems are capable of simultaneous execution of highly complex workloads, each commanding its own virtual memory space. In that scenario, the only way of avoiding data collision without writing back to the hard disk is the migration towards super-high memory densities,” said Dr. Michael Schuette, vice president of technology development at OCZ Technology.

OCZ’s new 4GB PC2-6400 (DDR2 800MHz) memory modules will be available in 8GB and 16GB kits with the following configurations:

* OCZ PC2-6400 Platinum 8GB (2x4GB) kit with CL5-4-4-15 latency settings and 1.8V voltage
* OCZ PC2-6400 Gold 8GB (2x4GB) kit with CL5-5-5-15 and 1.8V voltage
* OCZ PC2-6400 Vista Upgrade 8GB (2x4GB) kit with CL5-6-6-18 and 1.8V voltage
* OCZ PC2-6400 Vista Upgrade 16GB (4x4GB) quad kit with CL5-6-6-18 and 1.8V voltage

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