How much RAM in your computer 2019?

7 months 3 days 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?  


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7 months 3 days ago #663759 by Nikon Shooter
I have 32 GB. Plenty for everything but video
productions… I don't play in these waters.

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7 months 2 days ago #663800 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day Glen

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

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7 months 2 days ago #663828 by garyrhook
64 GB but I could have made do with 48.


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7 months 2 days 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.  


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7 months 1 day 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.


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7 months 1 day ago #663929 by Garbo
Now that's a machine.  So what do you use when traveling?

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7 months 1 day 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).


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7 months 1 day 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... 


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7 months 1 day 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.


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7 months 1 day ago - 7 months 1 day 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.


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7 months 20 hours ago #664032 by Scott Klubeck
16GB in my MBP 


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6 months 4 weeks ago #664452 by Rick Larin
16GB in my Macbook

Seems to do the job for me.  


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6 months 3 weeks 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. 

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4 months 3 weeks ago #671962 by haimen
8 GB RAM in my HP Laptop, It has good performance.


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