Currently I have:
1T Sata Drive
ATI V4800 video card.
What would be the better upgrade.
More Ram or a Solid State Drive?
I am going to assume that 8 gigs of ram is enough and you are not running out of it when you work.
An SSD will make the system a bit peppier since all the reads and writes to disk will be faster.
Either upgrade will not help any CPU bound performance issues.
It depends on the average size of your files. If they are large parts/assemblies or renderings, I would think the RAM will be better. If they are fairly simple the SSD might help more but I have some reservations about saving files on the SSD - reliability.
Anna I am prob looking for some "pepp" so maybe the solid SSD, but I also am a little worried about a SSD and reliability.
I am working on nothing ground breaking, just a student at this stage but just like my equipment to run nice and smooth.
Monitor your memory usage with the Windows Task Manager (Ctrk-Shift-Escape) and the Resource Monitor. If you are using all of it, then new RAM will help a lot. If you are using most of your 8 GB, then new RAM is probably going to help. If not, then it won't help at all.
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