This question is about the benefits of adding more RAM.
Specifically, as far as Recode is concerned.
How much Ram does Recode use to process movies? All of it that's available?
Is there a recommended amount? Does more RAM mean the program can process faster, or does it need a faster processor to do that?
I'm curious, in that I have a two year old Dimension 8250 with an Intel 850e chipset.
I've got a P4 @ 2.4ghtz w/ the 533 mhtz FSB and 512 MB PC 1066 non-ECC RDRAM.
If I double the RAM, will Nero work faster? RDRAM is friggin expensive, since it seems to have gone the way of betamax.
Am I better off buying a faster processor? I can upgrade the processor (to one of the 3+ ghtz hyper threading enabled P4's for the same price as adding more RAM.
Don't really want to buy any more components that I won't be able to use in the next computer I get (plan on building one myself); and it looks like money spent on RDRAM is money that isn't going to carry forward.
I'm not a gamer - apart from looking forward to Gran Turismo 4 on the PS2 - but I am skydiving videographer and edit a ton on my computer, make movies, and of course copy DVDs.
I can't buy any faster burners, so I'm wondering what else I can do to make the numbers crunch faster.
Does Nero use the video card memory? Should I get a faster video card? I've just got a 64MB nVidia GeForce 4 MX 420.