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?
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.
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)