How Much Ram do I need

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by uMac, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. uMac macrumors 6502

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    I am looking at buy ram, how much should I be getting (4 or 8GB)?

    I have a 2.0GHz mac pro and I plan on working in Photoshop CS3

    I have a 10.2 Megapixel Camera with RAW & JPEG Files (Nikon D80 & D200) and I do some digital artwork on top of that (Wacom Tablet).

    Programs running...
    NeoOffice or M$ Office programs for taking notes or multi-tasking.
    Photoshop CS3 or other CS3 Programs
    I generally work with itunes Playing in the background and with a chat client open (MSN) and sometimes Safari (when I'm following tutorials and such).
     
  2. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    I'm confused. There never were any 2 Ghz Mac Pro's. I believe the lowest was 2.66? 4GB should be fine for you. Photoshop can only utilize 4. However, get 8 if you can afford it.
     
  3. brand macrumors 601

    brand

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    The MacRumors Guide on the MacPro says that there was a 2 x 2.0 GHz Dual-core Xeon "Woodcrest".

    I think you can get 4 x 2GB = 8GB for around $400. You wont regret it.
     
  4. solvs macrumors 603

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    Previous versions custom low end.

    4GB should be fine for now. If you need more later, buy it. I don't think it'll get too much more expensive, but I doubt it'll get much cheaper either.
     
  5. riscy macrumors 6502a

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    If you can afford it - go for the larger amount, you will always find it useful.
     
  6. eXan macrumors 601

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    Really depends on how hard you use graphics apps. But knowing that MPs seems to benefit more from additional RAM than other Macs, I suggest you get 8 GB.
     
  7. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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  8. uMac thread starter macrumors 6502

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  9. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    Correct choice .... :cool:
     

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