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RAM upgrade......

Discussion in 'Recording' started by therecordingart, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. therecordingart

    therecordingart Well-Known Member

    I have 512 megs of ram right now and was going to upgrade to 1 gig. Will I notice a huge improvement for running plugins? How about the clicks/pops that I get?
  2. Dave62

    Dave62 Guest

    More ram is always better unless its the wrong ram. :wink: I run 2 gigs with my G5 Dual 1.8 and it just screams. I once bought some 400 Kinston ValuRam for my new G5 at a jobber and it was actually PC ram. It started up and initially appeared to be working fine but I started noticing kliks and pops in my bounces. Also kernel crashes. Turned out it was the wrong ram. Replaced with Kensington G5 Ram and now I don't get any kliks when bouncing or crashes.
  3. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Art, you shouldn't have clicks and pops. Ever. Perhaps you shoudl start an investigation into the cause of this. I'm sure me and the guys in the DAW forum can help you get to the bottom of this.
  4. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

    Arthur, I'm with David on this. The clicks and pops could be coming from several sources, could you give us a rundown on your system and an idea of when the noises occur and maybe we can help you figure it out.
  5. therecordingart

    therecordingart Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't know where to start:

    1.8 ghz AMD Athlon
    VIA chipset
    Windows XP Home
    Tascam FW1884
    Cubase SX
  6. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Proper latency setup is a good start. The friggin search feature isn't working right now, but I posted my algorithm for finding optimum buffer settings once in this forum. Search for 'buffer settings' and posts by David French. I'll post it if I beat you to it.
  7. therecordingart

    therecordingart Well-Known Member

    Thanks David!
  8. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Here. Read my first two posts in that thread.
  9. o2x

    o2x Active Member

    You will notice a difference, but its proportional. If the CPU is the Heart of the machine then RAM is its lungs. The more tracks and plugs you have running at any one time, the more processing power and RAM you will need to achieve success.

    Saying this 512Mb should be fine for most things. (I used to run PT on 512Mb a few years back).

    Your clicks and pops could be coming from a few sources. Check you have the latest ASIO drivers. Disable as many start up apps that may be running in the background. Make sure your not online (it's amzing how many people forget that this creates havoc with your HD), and do as the guys suggest and check your latency setup. Ultra low latency times maybe something to brag about, but a couple of extra microseconds latency may be far more important in terms of sample quality.

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