I've tried doing some research. Could someone explain to me the relationship between the amount of ram in your system and having 4, or 8 cores. Example, I have an old DP G4 1.25 with 2GB of ram.. so 1Gb per proc.. is there a minimum, or ideal amount of ram per proc?.. I was surprised to see u could configure the 8-core with only 1 gig of ram, are u starving the procs at that point? Is 4 gigs of ram (the min i want to have) different in a 2 core, 4 core, or 8 core system. thanks for your answers.