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  • d45yth
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    4, whether matched pairs work better or not, an extra 4GB is what it is.

    is it a 64 bit system? if not wont use more then 4 anyway

    Premier Icon woody2000
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    5) Leave it with 4GB as it is, cos it’s plenty? 🙂

    What’s the PC doing?

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    vertical climber – Member

    is it a 64 bit system? if not wont use more then 4 anyway
    Yes, 64bit W8 Pro (probably install ClassicShell as soon as I start it up 🙂

    I’m also going to go for an SSD for the boot drive (currently trying to work out whether 128GB is enough, but I doubt it).

    woody2000 – Member

    5) Leave it with 4GB as it is, cos it’s plenty?

    What’s the PC doing?
    Adobe Creative Cloud. I mainly live in Photoshop and Illustrator.
    It’ll be doing some video work at some point too.

    xiphon
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    128GB will be enough, assuming you have a second disk for data storage?

    Photos and videos soon eat up your space.

    Milkie
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    Go Here (Crucial Memory Scanner) and it will tell you what you have and what can put into your system.

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    xiphon – Member

    128GB will be enough, assuming you have a second disk for data storage?

    Photos and videos soon eat up your space.
    Yes, 2TB in the computer and 2TB in a NAS.
    My worry is that my current computer shows 108MB used for C:
    I know I can reduce a bit of that by moving a couple of storage places out – My localhost is in there with about 10 WordPress installs – presumably I can move my WAMP install.

    There’s also a few other bits and bobs (6GB of email) which I can move for example, but I’ll bet it would be at 90MB once finished. Difficult to know what this will look like in 3 years time (my usual upgrade cycle).
    Edit, I also read that SSDs work more efficiently with plenty of room on them.

    xiphon
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    Provided the main OS is on the SSD, and “data” is on a mechanical drive, you’ll be fine.

    Icon caches/meta data search indices are kept on C:

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    I’ve just bought a bargain Dell Desktop PC.
    It comes with 2 memory slots.
    Currently it has a Dell (Samsung) 4GB ram stick (PC3 1600Mhz) in one of the slots (other slot empty).

    I’d like to upgrade.
    I’m not quite sure about matching in pairs.

    Shall I
    1) Buy another 4GB matching from Dell at £41 (seems expensive) and run it with the existing one.
    2) Buy a decent matched pair of new 4GB sticks to replace the current one (for £37)
    3) Buy a decent 8GB single stick to replace current one (allowing me to easily upgrade later by adding another) (£39)
    4) Buy a decent 8GB single stick to go with the current one (which would equal 12GB)(£39)

    Cheers
    Alex

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    What about the RAM though 🙂

    Premier Icon richmtb
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    RAM is RAM,

    Just buy another 4GB stick the right size and speed. No need to throw away a perfectly good 4GB DIMM to buy a “matched pair”

    xiphon
    Member

    Photoshop loves RAM, so 6GB would probably be sufficient, perhaps 8GB – no more though

    Don’t buy from Dell though – too expensive – use MrMemory.co.uk

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