Wondering if your video editing computer RAM needs an upgrade…? Running more powerful programs and your computer is now starting to slow down?
Here's what you should know...!
There are several signs to look for that indicate it may be time to upgrade the amount of your Physical Memory (RAM) on your editing computer...
Some of them are...
Upgrading your video editing computer RAM is typically the easiest and least expensive way to upgrade your computer for a significant boost in performance!
The computer's Physical Memory is its "workspace" or where all of the instructions it needs to act on are stored temporarily.
Think of the Physical Memory as the "desk" you use to sort through your work.
If the size of that desk is small... your efficiency is limited in comparison to a larger desk that allows you to work more effectively and efficiently.
Similarly... a computer with more
Physical Memory (RAM) can work more efficiently because it does not need
to retrieve information from the hard disk drive as often.
A Physical Memory upgrade is particularly helpful for users who...
There are many types of Physical Memory (RAM) on the market... but... You only need to worry about getting the type that's compatible with your computer’s motherboard.
It's a little confusing sometimes... But the bottom line is to make sure you find out what type of Physical Memory your video editing computer requires. The best way to find out the right type of Physical Memory to buy is...
While it's in your best interest to shop around for the best price on RAM, don't skimp on quality!
Get Grade A memory only! It’s amazing how many PC crashes can be attributed to "cheap" (low quality) Physical Memory. With cheap memory there can be minute timing differences as well as small incompatibilities between systems.
Mysterious crashes are many times due to poor quality Memory modules which are prone to electrical fluctuations which cause them to not meet timing specifications. They sometimes very quickly cross the border into being out of range as they age a bit.
Always try to buy the largest single stick of Physical Memory that you can that's within your budget.
For instance... You have the choice of buying two 1 GB (Gigabyte) sticks or one 2 GB stick.
You'll be out of slots!
However... if the motherboard on your video editing computer has three or four memory slots you can get away with one gigabyte sticks of Physical Memory.
Wondering if you need to upgrade your system Physical Memory (RAM) for your video editing computer and add more?
I'll make it easy for you... If you have 4 GB or less on your MAC or PC... Add more... Much more!
And... that's without even considering the video editing requirements!
For example... Microsoft Windows XP needs 1 GB of Physical Memory just to “breathe” as a system...
Windows 7 needs at least 2 GB and should have 4 GB... And once you start loading up several applications the system becomes very hungry for more memory.
Just remember... The video editing process is one of the most demanding tasks for a modern video editing computer system to accomplish... Even more demanding on a computer than running the latest video games!!
If you’re going to build a reliable computer that can handle the heavy load that video editing will place on it…
You must get to know a little something about the computer's...Random Access Memory (RAM).
Or your editing computer will be slow…! And you don't want that…!!