EDIT: All questions about best ram arrangement for 8-core '08 MP's can be found in these two links: http://www.barefeats.com/harper3.html http://eshop.macsales.com/Reviews/Framework.cfm?page=/Benchmarks/macproearly08ram/article.html This is for reference incase anyone else comes across a similar question. -- I've searched around trying to see what how much ram people are running for video editing (or even editing in general), and it seems like the range is anywhere from 6-12+ GB. I currently only have the stock 2 x 1-GB sticks. I have three questions: 1. What would be a recommended amount of ram to run if I'm doing basic editing in Final Cut Pro of HD video? Maybe a few graphics here and there, but nothing too extreme. I'm using FCP and After Effects. I'm also running Photoshop (not at the same time), but I'm not sure if that affects anything. 2. What would be the best way of setting up the ram for an 8-Core '08 MP? Setting up as in what amount of X-GB sticks to install in what slots. 3. Is there an ideal setup and a more cost effective setup? I currently can't afford to throw in, say, 16-GB, but I also don't want to just "get by" with the bare minimum. I'm just looking for performance gains to help make my workflow more efficient. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!