Would have been impressive eight virtual machines running with eight separate instances of Crysis running on all of the virtual machines and actual simultaneous game play, possible using four GTX 295 (Obviously not in SLI).
I wanted to see some benchies. What a pointless article. I don't care what brand the RAM is so long as it is reliable. I find Kingston to be the most compatible and reliable but Gskill and OCZ have been great so far too.
I didn't realize VMWare provided direct-access to the graphics card.
Stupid Microsoft VirtualPC provides a fake Intel graphics adapter with no connection to the underlying DirectX hardware. Of course, it doesn't support USB either, which makes it a wholly worthless piece of crap. No wonder its now free.
I have two kits of Corsair XMS2 DDR2 memory, both running flawlessly.
The first one I bought was 2 x 1 GB, running at 667 Mhz with 4-4-4-12 timings at 1.9, absolutely stable and barely warm (curiously it didn't like running at the stock JEDEC standard of 667 at 5-5-5-15 at 1.8v - it ran flawlessly but it produced a lot more heat than at 1.9v 4-4-412 timings. It's weird, but it's true)
The second is a 2 x 2GB XMS2 DHX running at 800Mhz with stock timings of 5-5-5-18 and stock voltage of 1.8v.
Both of them were being sold for very competitive prices at this quality.
I've had several pairs of Crucial Ballistix PC2-8500 2.2V modules fail. I've had a pair of Corsair TwinX DDR 400 fail. Both were replaced under warranty and I don't hold a grudge against either brand. But having experienced data corruption with faulty RAM I went with 8GB of Kingston KVR800D2E5K2/4G ECC memory in my Asus M3A78-EM. With a large amount of memory the chance of a bad or flipped bit is rather high and the performance penalty is minor. Unregistered ECC modules are not much more than non-ECC. The Kingstons were only $45/pair.
I've had failures with all kinds of ram and some good modules too. Right now OCZ gets my money. Quality product!
Gotta love mushkin though, produced in Colorado, USA. I buy enough electronics from China.