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RAM for video/photo editing 8Gb or 16Gb?

Discussion in 'Memory' started by pilsburypie, May 16, 2012.

  1. pilsburypie

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    Apologies for asking so many questions - I think I have one going in most of the hardware forums really displaying my lack of knowledge in components!

    As mentioned in the title, I am not a gamer and am speccing a decent i7 3770K system to overclock to get a HD video editing cruncher. I use Sony Vegas and Photoshop and was wondering if I would benefit from 16Gb over the fairly standard 8Gb. I was going to go with something like Corsair Vegance 1600Mhz RAM

    Help appreciated
     
  2. Subliminal Aura

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    16
     
  3. pilsburypie

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    short and sweet! I take it that it will be put to good use then.... Thanks
     
  4. Subliminal Aura

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    ... :D

    Enjoy your new machine
     
  5. wazza300

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    but 32gb is better haha just kidding
     
  6. numatic.nathan

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    16GB, might as well, it's cheap enough !:)
     
  7. pilsburypie

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    16Gb it is then.... Oh god, now I'm refraining from the speed question. 1600mhz seems more my price bracket..... unless.....:eek:
     
  8. Subliminal Aura

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    1600mhz is fine unless you're looking for e-peen and world records...

    Just make sure you buy RAM that can do 1600 @1.5V there are a fair few packs that do 1600@1.65V(avoid) which is not particularly recommended for IB or SB
     
  9. pilsburypie

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    ^^^ was looking at the corsair vengance - is that 1600 @ 1.5v? Seems a very popular choice^^^^
     
  10. Subliminal Aura

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    yep but pricey

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-300-CS&groupid=701&catid=8&subcat=1517

    XMP 9-9-9-24 values at 1600MHz, 1.50V

    But at that price I would go with this and overclock

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-017-SA

    If not overclocking then the ballistix are solid at 1.5V / 1600

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-132-CR&groupid=701&catid=8&subcat=1517
     
  11. Surveyor

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  12. Barry1987

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    +1