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Would going from 1.5 to 2 gig be worth it?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by swanmusic, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. swanmusic

    swanmusic Guest

    I was thinking of updating the memory on my powerbook. I have 1.5 gig. Is it worth to go from 1.5 to 2 gig?
  2. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    RAM is your friend. The more the merrier. Especially if you're running lots of virtual instruments and stuff.
  3. TeddyG

    TeddyG Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Is there something happening that makes you think you need more RAM?

  4. GregP

    GregP Guest

    I'm of the opinion that anything above 1 GB is dimishing returns except for RAM-based samples.

    If your system isn't using all that RAM, it will make absolutely no difference. Not even a bit. The only time it becomes a performance increasing factor is if your projects are causing your computer to use pagefile (physical RAM, hard-disk based) when it would normally use RAM. If this isn't happening, extra RAM won't give you a boost.

    Even going from 512 to 1GB, which IS a much-needed boost, I haven't noticed all that much of a difference.

  5. Calgary

    Calgary Active Member

    Nov 25, 2005
    Greg's right on the money.
  6. iznogood

    iznogood Guest


    in the utilities folder there's aprogram called activity monitor

    it can tell you all about memory usage...

    just be careful not to quit any processes 8)

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