I am upgrading my system because I finally got a HDV camcorder and I am wondering If 4gb of OCZ reaper pc3-12800 memory will be enough to edit hdv video in PPro CS3. I am thinking they might be comming out with affordable 4gb pc3-12800 sicks in the near future and my board only has 4 memory slots, it's a biostar TA790GX A3+. Can I make it on 4gb's or should I drop the extra cash and get 4 more gigabytes or pc3-12800 memory? And I know the new intel's are better but I am on a budget and I just need something that gets the job done that can playback video at real speed. I plan to OC as well.
Get the maximum amount of memory possible, especially with CS5 around the corner. 8 G is far better than 4 G.
I'll probably stay with xp and cs3 for a little while, even with xp and cs3 you would say get 8gigs? An upgrade to windows7 and cs5 might be in the near future but can I get by with 4gigs for now? Or will I have problems playing my timeline in real time with 4gigs?
You can get by with 4 G, but people find that running Win7-64 and adding extra memory helps to improve both performance and stability. As long as you use XP, it makes no sense to increase memory, since it will not be used anyway.