My computers stock 512mb(x2) ram chips have recently burnt out on me, leaving my computer as a big paperweight. I frequently run music programs, and graphics programs such as Adobe Photoshop Cs5, and Acid Music Studio. I also have a high performance graphics card and use the computer for movies all the time. I'm sure it would be a good investment, but I'm not sure which route to go, since there are so many options. Like the following:
Well, the one I have is a smaller desktop. So It could have problems with cooling, but only due to it not being as big and spacious as a normal one. My fans work fine though. I honestly think I was running too much on the 1 gig of RAM I had. I have HUGE programs, that use a lot of memory, as well as the strong graphics card, that even requires me to use a special cord to hook it up to monitors and such. Adobe Photoshop itself takes a lot of memory to use, because its such a complex program.
Anyways, I looked up the warning signs for what happened and the beep sequences it made after booting it back up with a disc, and they were for the RAM failure. It stopped working at first and then randomly one day, so I had it booted by the disk. I turned it on after that and it worked again, but still made beeping noises. Then about after a week or two it just stopped booting, even with the disc.