Upgrading EP121 to 8GB of RAM possibilities

Discussion in 'EP121 Slate' started by Edwood, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. Edwood

    Edwood Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Actually 8GB is not enough for me sometimes. :p

    8GB is my minimum right now.
     
  2. triggrhaapi

    triggrhaapi Scribbler - Standard Member

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    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.
     
  3. Edwood

    Edwood Scribbler - Standard Member

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    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.
     
  4. darkmagistric

    darkmagistric Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    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.
     
  5. Edwood

    Edwood Scribbler - Standard Member

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    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.
     
  6. dceggert

    dceggert Owner of a TabletPC Museum Senior Member

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    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?
     
  7. Loren

    Loren Pen Pal - Newbie

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    The default OS for ASUS Slate EP121 is Windows 7 64 bit.
     
  8. dceggert

    dceggert Owner of a TabletPC Museum Senior Member

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    Interesting...and it only has one stick of RAM populating one channel on a system set up to run in 64-bit mode?
     
  9. coldpenguin

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    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...)
     
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