RAM, Plug ins and CPU

Discussion in 'Mixing' started by stickers, Feb 15, 2006.

  1. stickers

    stickers Active Member

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    So, I just bought more ram for my powerbook g4 1.25ghz 15inch. I went from 768mb of ram to 2gb. Then I went into a protools that had plugins being used and expected to see the CPU bar on the system usage indicator to be lower but it seems the same...??

    whats the deal...grrrr!
     
  2. Jeemy

    Jeemy Well-Known Member

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    shurely thats because cpu isnt memory......you might be able to hold more concurrent plugins in memory, but driving them will still be the same strain on the cpu?
     
  3. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

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    Sticky old boy, the added RAM, will allow more of your music to be loaded into memory instead of constant disk usage, cashing. The power of your CPU is what governs the use and amount of plug-ins. The added RAM will allow faster response since it will not have to constantly be loading from or to the disk. Don't feel bad, you made a good decision.

    Your mother
     
  4. stickers

    stickers Active Member

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    thanks
     

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