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Memory Upgrade

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Drizzt, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. Drizzt

    Drizzt Guest

    ok so I recently purchasesd the new Daw, Dell Dimension 8400 3.2 P4 /w 1GB 533 DDR2 Ram. While i was messign aorund today i foudn a EW Colossus Sample that i oculd not load into memory with the 1 GB ram and 2 GB swap.

    That is one hell of a samplel there..

    Wel lthe questiosn are, I figure that i need to up the ram to 2 or 3 gigs because i don't think increasing hte swapfile to a larger size will be the best solution for loading samples.

    Also, opinions on the quality of the ram. DO i go for the full fledged stuff or woudl a name brand value ram be ok.?
    For "Dell approved" Crucial it is 205 for the 1GB and 85 for the 512 sticks.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

    It all depends on whether you plan to remove your old RAM and replace it or just add to what you have.

    If you're going to just add to it I would stick with the exact same DIMM's you have (the Crucial part # should be on the DIMM).

    If you intend to replace it then any good RAM should do. I like Corsair, their Value Select is fine for DAW use but if you really want to go the extra mile try their XMS.

    Good Luck
     

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