How Much Maximum RAM you Use?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by neonjuice, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. neonjuice

    neonjuice Guest

    Hey Folks.

    Thought I would ask how much RAM most people would use/like to use wit
    their 64Bit Ultimate.

    One of the main reasons I bought ultimate x64 was for the amount of RA
    supported. Right now I am at 4GB Mushkin Ram and plan to add another 4G
    next month.
    I do alot of video and multimedia work so i do use most of my RAM. S
    what are your thoughts?.

    Can Ultimate x64 Really support 128GB's??
     
    neonjuice, Aug 1, 2008
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  2. neonjuice

    Don Guest

    Well, it will certainly support more than most motherboards built today
    will.

    I run 4gb in mine right now, and like you will probably add another 4gb here
    in the near future.
    Don't know that I personally would gain that much from another 4gb, as I
    don't really do a lot of intensive multimedia work, but my philosophy is
    always better to have too much than not enough anyways!

    But for me today, the 4gb I have seems to be doing really well with my Vista
    Ultimate 64 bit.
     
    Don, Aug 1, 2008
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  3. neonjuice

    neonjuice Guest

    100% agree that 4GB works great with x64 ultimate. I 100% love vista and
    hate the bashers that I meet on a daily basis.

    My MOBO only supports 8GB, but my next build will be Quad Core with a
    16GB RAM total.
     
    neonjuice, Aug 1, 2008
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  4. neonjuice

    Ringmaster Guest

    What video editing software are you using?

    I doubt you will benefit from adding more RAM regardless what software
    you use for video editing. While video editing puts a heavy demand on
    the CPU because of all the calculations IF you are making real time
    changes from the source files and seeing said results on screen,
    adding more RAM isn't going to get past the CPU and front side bus
    bottlenecks. So you would be probably better off investing in a higher
    performance CPU and/or motherboard or just overclocking what you got.
    That will pay in benefits you will see and also in reducing rendering
    time, the last step in making a video after you're done editing.

    One way to test this is do a test comparing frames per minute
    processed under different system configurations. Most higher end video
    editors like Vegas show how many frames per minute (or second) it is
    processing. If you can't overclock your MB to make the CPU work harder
    perhaps you can run comparative tests with someone else using the same
    test source file. I use to do that a lot.

    You can also borrow someone's extra RAM and see if it makes any real
    difference before investing in it. I've been down this road years ago
    and already can tell more RAM after a certain sweet spot which depends
    on your software and configuration won't help and is just wasted RAM
    and therefore wasted money especially if you're thinking about maxing
    out your MB with RAM. Even doing professional level video editing with
    professional software like I do 2-4 GB of RAM is plenty. Beyond that
    probably overkill and foolish.
     
    Ringmaster, Aug 2, 2008
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  5. neonjuice

    Phillips Guest

    Hope you'll wait for Nehalem - due in a few months.
    Michael
     
    Phillips, Aug 2, 2008
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  6. neonjuice

    neonjuice Guest

    I took RAM from my other computers and had my system right up to over
    6GB's RAM and seen no difference really with rendering. I am building a
    new machine anyway in december/January which will be Quad Core. So I am
    sure i will see a huge difference.

    I use several video editing programs. Main one I use is Vegas pro 8 and
    I also have Adobe After Effects CS3. I prefer the Vegas. But do plan to
    switch to Mac for Final cut 2.
     
    neonjuice, Aug 2, 2008
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