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It was November. 2019. Black Friday. by Ice Cream Jonsey 11/27/2020, 3:57pm PST
Newegg had a deal on RAM. "I've only got 16 gigabytes. 32 would be nice. Treat yourself, Jones." I buy two more sticks of RAM. I'd put 4 8GB pieces in... for a total of 32GB.

The RAM arrives. I open up my case and -- I don't know exactly what happened, but either:

1) It was too dark for me to see the additional slots, and I concluded that I only had 2 slots
2) I put the additional RAM in but didn't "click" it in there well enough and concluded the motherboard could only run with 16GB.

The RAM sat on a shelf for a year. I never returned it.

Fast-forward to November 2020. Black Friday. It was a quick fast-forward; little happened in the year that was.

I buy two 16GB sticks from Newegg. They arrive. I go to put them in and I see 4 slots. That's odd... I have been telling people that my motherboard only had two slots. I take all the RAM out, put the new RAM in and boot with 32.

But then... what if?

I plug the old RAM in the free slots. It works! Boots up and everything tells me that I've got all sticks firing. (Note: the GSKILLZ RAM having LED colors that rotate when the RAM has been successfully installed is the single greatest invention between the trackball and the COVID vaccine.)

I have all sticks firing........... to get to 48GB.

I'll post again when I run something that takes advantage of it. Cyberpunk 2077 maybe? That forbidden fourth tab of Chrome?


ICJ
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Due to a mishap, I now have 48 GB of RAM. I'm starting to see you all differentl NT by Ice Cream Jonsey 11/25/2020, 2:21pm PST
    LIMITLESS NT by laudablepuss 11/25/2020, 2:29pm PST
    I'll bite. How did a mishap get you 48 gigs of RAM? NT by Saltlord 11/26/2020, 4:46pm PST
        You're not supposed to pick apart comicbook origin stories by laudablepuss 11/27/2020, 11:33am PST
        It was November. 2019. Black Friday. by Ice Cream Jonsey 11/27/2020, 3:57pm PST
            So I dunno as much as you but that's (sorta?) how I fried half my ram slots by Saltlord 11/28/2020, 7:21am PST
                Sunk costs should never be considered when making econimic decisions NT by Economics 101 11/29/2020, 7:10pm PST
 
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