How much RAM in your computer 2019?

2 years 8 months ago #663751 by Glen Mosley
I'm running 16gb and my computer still seems to struggle with heavier processing.  What are you using in your computer for RAM in 2019?  


Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
2 years 8 months ago #663759 by Nikon Shooter
I have 32 GB. Plenty for everything but video
productions… I don't play in these waters.

Light is free… capturing it is not!
Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
2 years 8 months ago #663800 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day Glen

My Toshy laptop still runs very nicely on W-7 and 4Gb of RAM :)

Phil from the great land Downunder
www.flickr.com/photos/ozzie_traveller/sets/


Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
2 years 8 months ago #663828 by garyrhook
64 GB but I could have made do with 48.


Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
2 years 8 months ago #663835 by Tim Kelley
64GB what sort of computer are you using??


As for me, I have 16GB.  Seems to do the trick in my MacBook Pro.  


Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
2 years 8 months ago #663898 by garyrhook

Tim Kelley wrote: 64GB what sort of computer are you using??


As for me, I have 16GB.  Seems to do the trick in my MacBook Pro.  


A Ryzen 7-based desktop with an NVidia 1070 display adapter, 2 SSDs, and NVME SSD, and 5 large drives (about 11TB of storage, total).

I can't work on a laptop. I need a real system with real (i.e. not toy) keyboard.


Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
2 years 8 months ago #663929 by Garbo
Now that's a machine.  So what do you use when traveling?

Nikon D300: 24-70 2.8 | 70-200 2.8 VR |Sigma 150 2.8 | 50 1.4 | SB-800
Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
2 years 8 months ago #663934 by New but trying
RAM is random access memory. Useful for running a lot of tasks at once or storing a lot of information for quick access. For photo editing, a fast CPU will be more important, as that's what is responsible for a lot of the calculations made in complex processing. A good GPU doesn't hurt either. By the way, it's not only the amount of RAM, but the speed (that's another topic altogether).


Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
2 years 8 months ago #663955 by garyrhook

Garbo wrote: Now that's a machine.  So what do you use when traveling?


During our recent trip to Ireland, I shot RAW+JPG, transferred the JPGs to an iPad to tweak/crop and post on FB. Everything else waited until I got home.

I've taken a laptop with me on trips, but I find the entire editing process to be painful with that tool. But I don't own a high-power portable, so perhaps that's the problem. It wouldn't really get used much, so I have trouble with the idea of spending $1500 on something that would be idle most of the time. Mayhaps I'll have the funds next year to justify... 


Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
2 years 8 months ago #663956 by garyrhook

New but trying wrote: RAM is random access memory. Useful for running a lot of tasks at once or storing a lot of information for quick access. For photo editing, a fast CPU will be more important, as that's what is responsible for a lot of the calculations made in complex processing. A good GPU doesn't hurt either. By the way, it's not only the amount of RAM, but the speed (that's another topic altogether).


Yes, of course. But the amount of RAM will dictate how much overflow has to go to disk (either a solid state or spinny device) so all of that is a separate factor when it comes to performance. So it's a reasonable question.


Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
2 years 8 months ago - 2 years 8 months ago #663965 by Troponin
RAM + Processor =over all faster and smoother

If one is slow, it can feel like it’s throttling the other.

photoediting software is very CPU intense.


Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
2 years 8 months ago #664032 by Scott Klubeck
16GB in my MBP 


Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
2 years 8 months ago #664452 by Rick Larin
16GB in my Macbook

Seems to do the job for me.  


Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
2 years 8 months ago #664567 by Baydream
Not having any issues with the 12 in my Acer. It is a couple of years old and the only upgrade has been a 1TB SSD. That upgrade made it scream. Running Affinity but also have Corel, Photomatrix and PortraitPro when they better suit the need. I may look at going to 16 if the unit allows. 

Shoot, learn and share. It will make you a better photographer.
fineartamerica.com/profiles/john-g-schickler.html?tab=artwork

Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
2 years 5 months ago #671962 by haimen
8 GB RAM in my HP Laptop, It has good performance.


Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,

817.3K

241K

  • Facebook

    817,251 / Likes

  • Twitter

    241,000 / Followers

  • Google+

    1,620,816 / Followers

Latest Reviews

The Nikon Z FC specs are quite impressive, and when paired with the retro-style body, you get a fun and capable camera for enthusiast shooters.

May 31, 2022

In this Nikon Z5 review, we'll discuss the specs, features, pros, and cons of this enthusiast-level camera. We'll also offer tips on where to buy one on the cheap!

May 10, 2022

The Leica Q (Typ 116) is a fantastic camera for intermediate and advanced shooters. Is it the best choice for you, though? Find out in this detailed review!

Apr 28, 2022

Looking for Best Budget Camera of 2022? Here’s my pick- Sony ZV-1. This best budget camera is loaded with features that give it lots of bang for your buck.

Feb 18, 2022

Forum Top Posters

Latest Articles

A personalized wedding photos album is a product you can use to make your client's special day that much better - and they come in many different forms.

Jul 01, 2022

Not every photo book is made alike. Some are superior to others because of the options you get. Learn what to look for in this guide.

Jun 28, 2022

What is the best camera in 2022? That's a loaded question whose answer depends on many factors. In this guide, we'll explore some great options!

Jun 22, 2022

GoPro accessories come in all shapes, sizes and price points. But which ones are the best? We offer our favorite picks in this 2022 guide.

Jun 22, 2022

Not sure how to grow your photography business? Check this beginner business guide to learn a few inside tricks to hit the ground running.

Jun 22, 2022

The Panasonic GH3 is an older camera, but despite its age, it has many specs and features that offer photographers a good experience in 2022.

Jun 22, 2022

If you're in the market for some Sony FE lenses for your kit, use this guide to learn more about three excellent prime and zoom lens options.

Jun 22, 2022

If you want to take the best close-up images, you'll need some macro photography lenses to get the clearest, sharpest photos.

Jun 21, 2022