Discussion in 'EP121 Slate' started by Edwood, Feb 21, 2011.
Actually 8GB is not enough for me sometimes.
8GB is my minimum right now.
I'm interested to see if anyone is brave enough to try. I am replacing a defunct TM2 with this bad boy and I want my damn 8GB back.
I'm brave enough to try, it's pretty easy to open up the EP121, I've already done it before.
I'm just too cheap to buy the 8GB SODIMM so far. I draw the line at buying RAM that costs nearly as much as the computer it's going in.
How large are the files you work with? My photoshop art normally hits the 100-200mb range with around a 100 layers...and when I upgraded my x61t to 4gb and threw in the 64 bit operating system, I didn't really notice any performance difference from when it had just 2gb.
Largest file I've ever worked on was a banner print, and it was 4 feet by 10 feet @300dpi. I had to work on the file in pieces, I couldn't have all the layers in a single file, and this was with an 8GB system. My new workstation is a Core i7-920 with 12GB of RAM, so it probably could've handled it.
Most files I work on, are in the 11x17" @300-600dpi range, so they rarely go over 1GB in file size, but remember that in Photoshop, the file expands from 3-4x the storage file size, and Corel Painter is less efficient in file compression than Photoshop is.
I was under the impression that Win 7 32-bit is limited to 3 GB usable RAM whether single or dual channel. The Win 7 64-bit version is needed to go beyond 3 GB; correct?
The default OS for ASUS Slate EP121 is Windows 7 64 bit.
Interesting...and it only has one stick of RAM populating one channel on a system set up to run in 64-bit mode?
I just bought a new desktop, at 6GB physical, 6GB virtual, I received an out of memory error on Saturday.
Working on an 19"x13" @300 dpi photograph
I thought I had gotten enough. Need to get another 6GB physical now, and hope harder (maxed out the slots...)
Anyone tried Corsair's CMSO8GX3M1A1333C9?
Newegg.com - CORSAIR 8GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1333 Laptop Memory Model CMSO8GX3M1A1333C9
Type 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM
Speed DDR3 1333
Cas Latency 9
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