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January 12, 2013 5:28:15 PM

Hi all
I have anew system fitted with the new corsair dominator platinum 1600mhz
Total amount is 32gb and I have two more slots to use.
I am thinking of adding an extra 16gb kit.
My question will I get better performance with the ram increase ?
I mostly work on video editing like premeir pro and avid pro.
Ah also I have a 3939k CPU

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January 12, 2013 5:45:15 PM

For the use you are putting it to, I've heard the more ram the better. It won't help gaming or much of anything else but I'd go for it.....
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January 12, 2013 6:08:16 PM

Erm, you probably can't add a 16 GB kit.

What you need to do is make sure that the RAM you're adding is the same size as the RAM in there - if what you have are two sticks of 16 GB each, if you add another two sticks of 8GB each, the larger sticks will act as though they were only 8GB. You'd have no more ram than before, slower performance, and less money in your wallet.
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January 12, 2013 6:12:01 PM

Good point, check your motherboard manual and specs for best configuration.
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January 12, 2013 6:21:53 PM

Couldnt he have 8 slots for ram with an i7-3930k?
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January 12, 2013 6:21:57 PM

Well I have 4x8Gb sticks two kits each 16GB and an Asus x79 rampage IV extreme
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January 12, 2013 6:23:15 PM

In addition, use Task Manager to have a frequent check on how much memory you are using. In this way, you'll get a good idea if your current projects are getting close to maxing out the 32GB physical RAM you already have.....I'm guessing you'll have a good bit of RAM headroom.
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January 12, 2013 6:24:58 PM

Then zdbc13's first post would apply to you still
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January 12, 2013 6:35:12 PM

flasher33 said:
Hi all
I have anew system fitted with the new corsair dominator platinum 1600mhz
Total amount is 32gb and I have two more slots to use.
I am thinking of adding an extra 16gb kit.
My question will I get better performance with the ram increase ?
I mostly work on video editing like premeir pro and avid pro.
Ah also I have a 3939k CPU





32 Gigs of Ram is more than enough for video Editing, addding more isn't going to get you any better
performance. Since you have an I7 processor, i think your about as good as you can get. Just Do It....
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January 12, 2013 6:49:06 PM

I'd not add 16GB, Id stick w/ 32 GB or go to 64GB. If your system is overclocked, this will likely require you to drop the OC a bit due to the extra load on the memory controller.

http://blogs.adobe.com/jnack/files/2012/07/CS6_hardware...

The Adobe geeks recommend as high as 4GB per core
http://forums.creativecow.net/thread/3/917420

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We recommend 4GB installed per core (counting virtual cores from hyperthreading). Hope that helps.


But Adobe says

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For Premiere Pro, a practical minimum for RAM is about 8GB, reasonably smooth performance can be gotten at about 12GB, and performance plateaus around 24GB.


based upon that you look fine



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January 12, 2013 9:59:33 PM

thanks Guys you saved me the hassle and money.
will stick to what I have.
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January 12, 2013 10:00:50 PM

Best answer selected by flasher33.
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