View Full Version : RAM upgrade?
07-15-2003, 01:19 PM
I'm really into Maya atm, and I was wondering how much it would increase performance if I buy more RAM....
I'm currently on a P3@1.1ghz with 256MB SDram,
I was also thinking of just sparing the money to upgrade the whole thing later, but Me don't have much money :( so if RAM would help some already, it's cheap enough to upgrade soon
07-16-2003, 01:15 AM
ur only on 256?!?!?!?! omG, I'm surprised u can run Maya at all. When u do u renders.... u need a lot more mem that that... i mean, at least have 768 since ur on SDRAM. I think it might be better if u upgrade to DDR. Anyhow I know Windows XP sucks up a lot of memory and the bare minimum of 128MB is not even close to what you would really need. ... time for some major upgrading dude.
07-16-2003, 06:27 AM
can you give us a little bit of a price maximum that you are thinking of. Because I know upgrading to some nice 2.5 Volt Non Parity Unbuffered 184 Pin, 512MB PC2100 DDR only costs about 60$ shipped. But in all honesty, you might really want to just wait to upgrade your whole system *mobo, cpu, ram, and probbably your power supply*
Im gonna go search around for some nice stuff off newegg for ya and give ya some price quotes...."searching".....
Allied 400W Power Supply ATX400P4 w/ Two Fans ***AMD APPROVED*** The Link (http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduct.asp?description=17-154-013&DEPA=1) $34.99
AMD Athlon XP 1700+ Thoroughbred /266 FSB Processor CPU 1700+/ 1.47GHz *At newegg as well* On Sale! $44.00
BIOSTAR M7VIW ATX Motherboard for AMD Athlon/AthlonXP/Duron *off newegg* $48.97
Hope all this sorta helps your purchasing decision, PM me for more info. Grand Total for mobo, cpu psu, and memory is.... $187.96!!! Thats like getting a whole new system.
Now I don't mean to be rude but lets just say you have a not so new card, which I am guessing you have. Chaintech TI-4200 64MB 8X NO TV OUT, VGA RETAIL for $82.00...that would bring your total up to 269.96!!!
I just kinda through the vid card in there, another cheap card is the low end fx 5600 or the fx 5200. Tell me if this is what you are looking for or if this helps... PS double check my math :D
07-16-2003, 01:29 PM
thanks for the replies :)
singu : the rendering is done at my dad's PC actually, p4 2ghz + 1gb ram..... :P
emberghost : i know what you mean, but I don't have much money at this moment ( like 50$, and i don't even have any job :P), it'll probably take till christmas until I can upgrade the whole thing :/ (i actually thought a new system would be more expensive though). DDR ram doesn't fit my MB now, so that'll come when I upgrade the whole lot ;)
so just for know I wondered if some more RAM would help much while working in maya (and in games maybe. . . )
i could put the RAM in a server or so when i upgrade my PC, so it wouldn't be wasted money....
07-16-2003, 01:30 PM
my vid card is a ti4200 @ 350mhz, so that isn't a priority to upgrade i think
07-17-2003, 03:09 AM
Atleast ya got a good vid card:D
But it depends how much patience you have. If you cant stand having 256 mb of ram then I would buy another 256 stick, and save the rest of your money tell you can upgrade or buy a whole new computer. That computer you have now would be a great 2nd rendering pc :beer:
And yes, you will definatly notice a boost.
07-17-2003, 01:57 PM
I'd save up all your money to get a new computer.
07-17-2003, 05:08 PM
Rules for upgrades:
upgrade depends on your needs.
If you are working on a project RIGHT NOW, then more RAM will really help.
But if you can wait then I recommend upgrade to DDR RAM later.
Anyone have dual channel RAM?
Is it twice as fast as DDR?
Anyone using it, notice any significant difference?
01-15-2006, 03:00 PM
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