Current machine has Athlon 64 3400 processor, with 2 x 512mb memory pc3200 modules. Machine used for general things but including video rendering. My question is:- is it worth adding more memory, as I have 1 spare memory slot. I have looked at several posts and some people say more memory is better, whereas others say upgrading past 1 GB is not worth it. Your comments please..
I have an Athon 64 3500 processor, initially I had 2 X 250MB of Ram. Added a matching pair of 512MB sticks from Crucial giving a total of 1.5GB.
Made a big improvement to the speed of Bootup and Shudown. The price of RAM is reasonably low at present hence my opting for a 1024MB upgrade, but I think if I had upgraded to a total of 1024MB instead, then the outcome would have been the same.
I use Photoshop CS2. Prior to today running with 1Gb ram at times this would slow to a crawl when editing large image files (100-150Mb). This morning I installed a further 1Gb, the improvement is tremendous.
I'm afraid I wouldn't bother either, from what I can recall on an article on the subject, once you reach 1 gig adding more memory would increase performance by less than 5%. Waste of cash I'm afraid, save your money and buy something else.