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    Quote Originally Posted by Steenamaroo View Post
    Yep..Still a very capable setup. Also very overclockable, if the board allows.
    The windows box I keep is a q9550 (2.8ghz stock) which I run at 3.8ghz with no voltage increases, on air, at 40C and under!

    The old ram is damn pricey now, though. I have 8gb and regrets.

    TBH...I've not tried or even looked into overclocking it...so not sure if it's even possible, but so far I'm not feeling any need.

    On the 16GB RAM...I got lucky and found a nice deal on 16GB of G-Skill in 4GB sticks. The 8GB I already had was four 2GB sticks...so I could just add to it.
    I think I only paid like $160 (?) for the 16GB. The funny part was that my computer per spec, states it can use 8GB max if you read the manual...but when I was looking for an older computer for my DAW system, I did some more research on it, and found that while not clearly advertised, it was indeed capable of using up to 16GB of RAM, as long as you got a specifc type (I forget now what the particulars were)...so I had to dig around for the RAM, and was lucky to find it in one lot of 16GB.
    That said...I've monitored my DAW performance, and TBH, I'm never even tapping into half of the 16GB...but, I've not ever really pushed it hard with real-time RAM intensive stuff, so I'm still glad I have it.
    I see people installing 32GB and even 64GB in some newer computers...though frankly I think that might be overkill unless you're doing something very RAM specific. I think people just assume more=better/faster without considering what part of the system takes the biggest hits for certain tasks....they just go for maxing everything out.

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    "I see people installing 32GB and even 64GB in some newer computers...though frankly I think that might be overkill unless you're doing something very RAM specific. I think people just assume more=better/faster without considering what part of the system takes the biggest hits for certain tasks....they just go for maxing everything out."

    There was a thread recently Mir' (SoS?) about ram and it was suggested that going to extremes can result in a bigger CPU hit as it tries to access all the memory?

    I can't say, just an old, retired bottle jockey but I had the 4G in this i3 HP laptop doubled and I do not notice any difference other than it runs a bit hotter!
    Now, I have NO idea how many watts a 4G say stick consumes but it might be something to think about before peeps go ape-***t stupid with ram?

    Dave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miroslav View Post
    TBH...I've not tried or even looked into overclocking it...so not sure if it's even possible, but so far I'm not feeling any need.

    On the 16GB RAM...I got lucky and found a nice deal on 16GB of G-Skill in 4GB sticks. The 8GB I already had was four 2GB sticks...so I could just add to it.
    I think I only paid like $160 (?) for the 16GB. The funny part was that my computer per spec, states it can use 8GB max if you read the manual...but when I was looking for an older computer for my DAW system, I did some more research on it, and found that while not clearly advertised, it was indeed capable of using up to 16GB of RAM, as long as you got a specifc type (I forget now what the particulars were)...so I had to dig around for the RAM, and was lucky to find it in one lot of 16GB.
    Nice! I've seen that happen quite a bit. I don't know if it's bios revisions after release, or what, but a few computers I had were capable of greater capacity than the manufacturer originally stated.

    Quote Originally Posted by miroslav View Post
    That said...I've monitored my DAW performance, and TBH, I'm never even tapping into half of the 16GB...but, I've not ever really pushed it hard with real-time RAM intensive stuff, so I'm still glad I have it.
    I see people installing 32GB and even 64GB in some newer computers...though frankly I think that might be overkill unless you're doing something very RAM specific. I think people just assume more=better/faster without considering what part of the system takes the biggest hits for certain tasks....they just go for maxing everything out.
    Agreed. My recording/main work computer has 24gb, which is overkill for me.
    That said, it's triple channel so it was a choice between 3x4 or 3x8.
    The other machine I mentioned just sits there and does nothing unless I'm programming and usually, if I'm programming, it's running an environment that eats ram like I eat sweeties.
    It runs out of memory and shits itself all the time.
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