Dual Processors or more memory....? 10 replies

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Flaming Snot

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#1 14 years ago

I'm into 3-D modeling,animation,and game design ,but I also like to play games. I was wondering if I should go with a dual processor machine or stick with a 3800+ and add more memory? Info is appreciated..:D




apollosfire

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#2 14 years ago

How much memory you gonna have without adding more?




Flaming Snot

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#3 14 years ago

1 GB XMS Corsair LL3200.:naughty:




Pestilence64

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#4 14 years ago

get more memory.




Imasurferkid

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#5 14 years ago

Any more memory would be a waste of your money. 3D rendering is more GPU intensive then anything else, and in that case a Quadro 980xl might be a choice, but your were asking about processors and memory. When did AMD start to support dual 64 processors?




Pestilence64

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#6 14 years ago

there called Opteron, the dual version of the athlon64fx, and more ram would help, 3D application can require a lot of RAM, especially of your going to be dabbling in rendering animation. you could work descently on a 3d workstation with only a GF2, games are 3d intensive but working with 3d apps, you dont need a strong gpu cos your not trying to get high frames per second. and the only difference between a Quadro and a GF card are clock speeds are slower in a Quadro and there configured to use drivers that are coded for much greater precision but work much slower than a gaming card, and 3D rendering is done mostly in the cpu, only a fraction of the processing is done in the gpu, cos there is much more to rendering than the individual frames. RAM is more important, but if he plans to play games also, then go for a higher gaming card.




Viper7904

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#7 14 years ago

get more ram, a friend of mine is a modeler also, and he says the thing that would help him most is more ram, and he has a 2500+




Peeping Tom

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#8 14 years ago

Is that the ram with the blinkenlights on top?




Pestilence64

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#9 14 years ago

Corsair XMS serires RAM modules? I believe so.

Viper7904, I got a gig of ram, your friend is right, when ever i work on any of my more detailed 3D projects, especially for a few hours or longer, even that 1 gig can start to fill up.




Gamthen

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#10 14 years ago

More RAM, if you get dual processors, then the rest of your system won't be able to catch up. With more RAM, lots of lag and tons of processes will be smoother with more room to move around.




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