Ramblings from another nerd on the grid
Kingston Technology was kind enough to sent some evaluation 4GB SoDIMMs to me for installation and testing. They arrived a little later than expected this week but were sitting on the front porch when I got home tonight. They are now installed and I thought a quick screenshot might be in order. As you can see, the overall speed rating from the Windows Vista WinSAT assessment test is the same, but I have twice the capacity as before.
I’ll be putting them through their paces as much as possible over the next few days before I head to TechEd 2008. I need to finish getting through some UNIX interop content first thing in the morning then I’ll start building out an environment with some teeth.
What’s the current laptop world record for the number of Windows Vista virtual machines that are executing? Might be fun to put up a number before my flight.
See http://shop.kingston.com/partsinfo.asp?ktcpartno=KTL-TP667/4G or click the pic above for the Kingston ecommerce store price on the memory I received.
BTW, the Kingston ValueRam 8 GB kit from shop.kingston.com is 788 for the set:
I got my T61p setup with 8gb now. Seems like the prices of those 4gb sticks are coming down weekly, Ha, oh well. But I now have it running Windows 2003 Server and then VMware for all of my virtual servers. It is so nice to be able to allocate each one 1gb of memory and have 6 servers running at one time. Thanks to you for being a guinea pig for this test :)
Now if I had only waited another month, I could have ordered that quad core Thinkpad, :)
Here is a snapshot:
I see that newegg has G.Skill 4GB modules listed at around $200 each. Has anyone tried those? If they are compatible, I think I'm sold.
Hellon i have upgraded to vista 64 bit but, Vista is showing 4GB and bios is showing 4GB but when bios is checking RAM at the non quick but it check only 3012. Where is the problem ?
Has anyone tried this on a T61 non-P (model 6465)? Kingston not listing an 8GB option for that model. I'd hate to spend that much money to find it didn't work in that model.