Hey Everybody --
Well I'm thinking I'm going to go ahead and switch over to Vista. I really want to be able to use more RAM, especially when doing stuff in After Effects, and I know that the new video suite is coming out in the first of July. Here is what my system will be like for Vista:
What I Have:
Intel C2D E6600
2 x 1gig DDR2-8000 Corsair Dominatior Ram
Thermaltake Toughpower 750watt PSU
eVga 680i MB
160gb 10K Raptor
2 x 500gb Seagate
So I figure after I make these upgrades, that will give me six gigs of Ram with a pretty good graphics card. I'll mainly use this stuff for After Effects work, but I want to do a bit of gaming as well. What do you think? Do you think Vista will be okay on this system? The only thing I'm kinda worried about is the CPU. I was thinking about going with the quad-core, but $500 is a bit much right now. I've heard rumors of a price drop, so I'll probably wait on that.
Do you think the new After Effects and Vista will run okay?
I've not run vista personally, but I'm pretty sure that with 6gb and a decent video card you'd be fine. Depends a little on what resolution you like to run at, but either way... I think it'll be alright... I'm no expert though.
I upgraded to vista ultimate and installed CS2 with 3 gb ram and everything ran fine.... although i'm not sure how it will run on vista 64 and 6 gigs ram. Somewhere, I thought I saw that Adobe limits the amount of ram you can use on a Windows machine so you might want to read up on their spec's. The new version may solve this or I may be thinking about different software.