Intel’s new Nehalem chipset allows for hugenormous amounts of high-speed RAM, a selling point companies like Dell and Cisco are now touting in their latest high-end server systems. Microsoft Vista flavors can support up to 128GB of RAM.
The machine in question, the Dell Precision T7500, has 12 memory slots supporting 1333MHz DDR3 RAM. How much would it cost to totally kit out your machine? 16GB 1333 MHz RAM costs $3,400, so to fill each of those slots would cost you $40,800. Not quite a bargain price but experts expect this price to go down over time as more and more people realize that you just can’t play the new Britney video on a machine with anything less than 128GB of RAM.