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protools 8, ram vs. processing power
Old 31st January 2009
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protools 8, ram vs. processing power


im running protools 7.4 smoothly on a 1.6ghz processor w/ 784 of ram.

it runs pretty well, and when i do exceed plug ins....it lets me know QUICK.

i always take actions to save processing power, such as "pressing to tape", limiting abuse of plug ins, and committing elastic audio.

my projects rarely go over 32 tracks.

if i upgrade my ram to 2 gigs, will protools 8 run sufficiently?
i think it will. but i'd like some out side opinions.

Old 31st January 2009
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🎧 10 years
Hey hey. Although RAM almost always helps, in my experience the processor is much more important in your situation. The amount of DAW power available is based primarily on the robustness of your processor (assuming you have a decent amount of RAM to begin with). So, in the end, I don't think upgrading to 2 Gb of RAM is going to make that much of a difference for you. Again, it will help and PT 8 will surely run, but it's not going to make it run WAY better than your current situation...
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