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  • Thu, May 22 2008 3:37 PM

    • gpavid
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    question about upgrading to Media Composer

     I am on Express studio and looking to go to Composer.  My system is

    3.07 Durl Core
    2 GB of ram
    Windows XP SP2
    NVIDIA FX1100

    It looks like from avid, my system requiments  I am good to go. But I do have some question:

     
    I wanted to find out if it worth going to 4 GB ram? 
    If so, does any one recommend a good brand?
    Is it going to conflict with Boris, Sonic, Pro tools, with the upgrade?
    Will there be any problems with my current projects when I upgrade?

    Thanks For your time

    Greg Alexander

  • Thu, May 22 2008 7:27 PM In reply to

    • R&B
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    Re: question about upgrading to Media Composer

    It is my understanding that Windows XP will not "read" memory in excess of 2GB (or maybe it's 3 GB, I forget).  So there's really very little reason to add more RAM as long as you're still running Windows XP.

    Randy

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  • Thu, May 22 2008 8:15 PM In reply to

    Re: question about upgrading to Media Composer

    Avid includes a /3GB switch option for the boot.ini, that allows the system to address memory above 2GB's. This is covered in the Readme file that accompanied your Avid software.

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  • Thu, May 22 2008 8:33 PM In reply to

    • SandmanX82
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    Re: question about upgrading to Media Composer

    R&B:

    It is my understanding that Windows XP will not "read" memory in excess of 2GB (or maybe it's 3 GB, I forget).  So there's really very little reason to add more RAM as long as you're still running Windows XP.

    Randy

    It was my understanding that the individual programs could only address 2gb of ram (or 3gb...or whatever)...but wouldn't it still be helpful to have more if you have numerous programs running at once?

     

     

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