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rbradleyc
More RAM?
on Dec 22, 2007 at 3:28:23 am

I am currently running Xpress Pro 5.0 HD and am considering adding 2gb of RAM for a total of 4, and possibly upgrading to MC soft. What kind of results will the additional RAM give me. Will it help with render times?


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John Q
Re: More RAM?
on Dec 22, 2007 at 11:06:47 pm

Windows XP is limited to addressing 4 GB, which includes your hardware I/O address space, especially the graphics card memory. If you increase your installed RAM to 4 GB, you'll find that you can probably only address 3 GB. I wouldn't expect to see any dramatic improvement in render time by adding RAM to your setup.


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Evan Newsome
Re: More RAM?
on Dec 26, 2007 at 3:50:18 pm

I wonder if render time would speed up a little if you added an additional hard drive for temporary cache and rendering. (I assume the 2 identical HHDs are in RAID)
just a thought.. I'm not set up that way so I don't know. (i wonder if someone can chime in and give us their experience)

I agree with John Q going from 2 to 4GB won't make a big difference. maybe 1 to 2 would.

only other option would be the new MOBO, quad core, and new ram (might need new Power supply)


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