32Gb or 64Gb

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Toets
KVRist
51 posts since 1 May, 2019

Post Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:35 am

Just ordered a 2019 27” i9
with upgradable memmory

So now i need to get some memmory should i get 32GB ( 2x16+2x4) for a total of 40 or 64 Gb (4x16)?

I will be mostly using it as a live rig, tough lots of samples (omnisphere, keyscape, kontakt) but also u-he stuff .. never more then 16 vst’s at the same time.. for keys and small backings... will be doing some preloading tough..

My current macbook is 16GB, and keeps running short on memmory


A set of 32 GB can be picked up tomorrow(1 left)
A set of 64GB takes a few days delivery..

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jancivil
KVRAF
18941 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from No Location

Re: 32Gb or 64Gb

Post Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:27 am

In your shoes I would go for the 4 x 16.

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pljones
KVRAF
6523 posts since 8 Feb, 2003 from London, UK

Re: 32Gb or 64Gb

Post Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:29 am

My one big fail on my latest box was not getting 64Gb. I absolutely fill 32Gb (Win10 tries really hard to keep far too much free, too) and then some. I was hoping the use of SSDs for both drives would mean it wasn't a problem - but the data is still compressed on disk, so unless there's space to load it, it uses up CPU each time it gets read afresh... You've a faster CPU than I have, so it might be less of an issue...

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KVRist
51 posts since 1 May, 2019

Re: 32Gb or 64Gb

Post Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:04 am

Thanks, so 64GB it is..

Also getting a 2TB SSD..
have found someone experienced willing to open the imac and place the €240 SSD
Sadly there is only roon for 1 drive in the case

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Tj Shredder
KVRAF
3063 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Re: 32Gb or 64Gb

Post Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:48 pm

You must have roadies to carry a 27“ on stage... Its still smaller than Keith Emersons (or anyones) modular though...

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KVRAF
1933 posts since 25 Dec, 2005

Re: 32Gb or 64Gb

Post Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:31 pm

Kontakt's streaming from disk works perfectly though and i think it's better than loading the samples in the RAM. 16 VST's is nothing. 16 GB RAM should more than suffice in this scenario. RAM prices are cheap however (currently).

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