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Author Topic: Dell 4Gb to 16Gb DDR 3 upgrade --- £500  (Read 2575 times)

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Dell 4Gb to 16Gb DDR 3 upgrade --- £500
« on: November 28, 2011, 01:37:28 PM »
My eyes just popped.

Alienware customisation on Dell's website offers an upgrade from 4Gb of DDR3 memory to 4x4Gb at a the very reasonable cost of £500.

Generously they also offer to upgrade from one model of Core i7 to another for a mere £900.

Are these people on drugs ???

http://www.dell.com/.../p/alienware-m18x/pd

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Re: Dell 4Gb to 16Gb DDR 3 upgrade --- £500
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2011, 05:29:29 PM »
But if you're a gamer then you've got to have it! :Thmbsup:


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Re: Dell 4Gb to 16Gb DDR 3 upgrade --- £500
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2011, 06:12:42 PM »
But if you're a gamer then you've got to have it! :Thmbsup:

And if you're part of the 1%, you can afford it~! :P ;D
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Re: Dell 4Gb to 16Gb DDR 3 upgrade --- £500
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2011, 06:15:01 PM »
Does the EU have a 99% group too?

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Re: Dell 4Gb to 16Gb DDR 3 upgrade --- £500
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2011, 06:26:19 PM »
Does the EU have a 99% group too?

Yes. Most seem to be in London though.

And it seems like Greece has a 100% group. :P

(Sorry - Couldn't resist... again. :) )
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Re: Dell 4Gb to 16Gb DDR 3 upgrade --- £500
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2011, 06:52:27 PM »
<--- The 1% of the 99% of the 100%

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Re: Dell 4Gb to 16Gb DDR 3 upgrade --- £500
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2011, 12:18:07 PM »
My eyes just popped.

Alienware customisation on Dell's website offers an upgrade from 4Gb of DDR3 memory to 4x4Gb at a the very reasonable cost of £500.

Generously they also offer to upgrade from one model of Core i7 to another for a mere £900.

Are these people on drugs ???

http://www.dell.com/.../p/alienware-m18x/pd

IIRC The memory prices on Dells skyrocket after 8GB because they have to use ECC memory with a specialized buffer for those memory configurations (so the price (is about ~50% off) really isn't that bad).

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Re: Dell 4Gb to 16Gb DDR 3 upgrade --- £500
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2011, 12:37:40 PM »
Why do they have to use ECC memory? I have 16Gb in my system which cost under £100 for the lot!

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Re: Dell 4Gb to 16Gb DDR 3 upgrade --- £500
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2011, 02:07:36 PM »
Why do they have to use ECC memory? I have 16Gb in my system which cost under £100 for the lot!

*Shrug* ... Something to do with (stability under load) coordinating the multiple processor cores, with the multiple memory channels... I'm not an architecture guy, I just ran across the info shortly after recovering from the same sticker shock a while back.

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Re: Dell 4Gb to 16Gb DDR 3 upgrade --- £500
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2011, 02:53:38 PM »
Couldn't find registered or unbuffered ECC DDR3-1600 SODIMS on a quick internet search but Crucial do 4 x 4Gb DDR3-1600 non-ECC (the same capacity and spec as Dell as far as I can tell) for under £100 - I can't see why it would need to be ECC - it isn't exceptionally fast memory.

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Re: Dell 4Gb to 16Gb DDR 3 upgrade --- £500
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2011, 03:30:16 PM »
Yeah, the ECC part was because I was looking up a server at the time - There's a downside to doing things in a hurry...Ya know?

For Dell/Alienware (the name I suspect you're paying for...) US the 16GB config is +$400, and the 32GB config is +$2,000 ...Now that's freaking crazy!

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Re: Dell 4Gb to 16Gb DDR 3 upgrade --- £500
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2011, 04:01:06 PM »
If I'd need 32 GB I wouldn't be putting that in a laptop, but in a proper desktop with a huge processor, not available in a laptop, for pulling all those Virtual Machines through the clay. ;D

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Re: Dell 4Gb to 16Gb DDR 3 upgrade --- £500
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2011, 04:56:46 PM »
If I'd need 32 GB I wouldn't be putting that in a laptop, but in a proper desktop with a huge processor, not available in a laptop, for pulling all those Virtual Machines through the clay. ;D

Amen to that!  :)