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    Super Fast XP bootup! - Gigabyte I-Ram card

    http://www.fazed.org/video/embed/?id=95

    Here's a video of a computer rebooting with the Gigabyte I-Ram card. This is a PCI card that runs up to 4 DDR DIMMs with an onboard battery to keep the contents saved for up to 16 hours while the PC is powered off.

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    Id love to see that card in my foxconn motherboard. The bios post on that one was soooo long if it was quick like mine a normal bootup would be less then 10 seconds **** can't even begin to think what hibernate would be or if it would be worth it lol...

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    damn, thats sick.
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    Damn, that thing is sexy

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    Yea i saw this too. Not really pratical for the car though. Since the I-ram uses DRAM as its storage it is volatile meaning that when not supplied with power the memory loses all data. To combat this Gigabyte put a battery on the board which gets power via the PCI bus when the computer is on. Sources I have seen say that Gigabyte says tha the battery will last around 10 hours. Yea 10 hours is a while but sometimes you leave your car off for longer than 10 hours right?

    Anyways its impractical but I'm sure somebody will hack it to draw power directly from the car battery or something which then would be very cool 8 )

    Just wanted to get that 10 hours thing out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maeveth
    Anyways its impractical but I'm sure somebody will hack it to draw power directly from the car battery or something which then would be very cool 8 )
    Thats the first thing that i thought of when i read the article on it... It wouldnt take much at all to power it contstantly.
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    i wonder how much draw it has
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    According to thie site the battery pack has 1600mAh and since the life estimate is 10 hours... guess it draws 160mA/hour though im sure thats dependent on what size modules your using(more chips draw more power)

    http://techreport.com/reviews/2006q1...m/index.x?pg=1

    Edit: the link actually has a picture of the pack. It says 1700mAh so... 170mA/h
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    which is a huge consumption.. it will dry your battery in a matter of hours and it will kill your battery in weeks..
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