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RAM - Vista 64 and large assemblies

Question asked by Chad Leman on Apr 21, 2009
Latest reply on Apr 24, 2009 by Chad Leman
Hello all~

Looking to buy a new system since 2009 is giving me more "Out of Memory" errors than I ever had before. I can't say I never ran into it before with SW08, but it is to the point now that I can count on SW crashing every time I work with a certain assembly. I've tried SpeedPak for the subassemblies, but I can't see any improvement. It's actually worse. I don't do lightweight either.

I have been talking with Xi computers, they have been very professional and knowledgable thus far. It was suggested to me that since I am getting the memory errors I should consider going with the slower 1333 Ram so I can get more of it. Apparently the 1866 or even 1600 Ram is limited to 6GB.

Having no experience with Vista 64, I really am not sure how much it will hog the memory. Obviously I am borderline right now with my 32 bit OS and the /3G switch, so will I be pushing the 6G soon with the new system? I can always pull the Ram and add the slower 1333 if it's a problem, but I would rather pay once.

Here are the system specs:

i7 965EE Overclocked (with 1100W CoolerMaster) to 3.4 GHz.
6144MB Corsair DDR3 @ 1866MHz
Quadro FX 1800
x2 Raptors 150GB - no RAID
Vista 64 Business Edition

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