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Best Answer terry1966 , 20 June 2015 - 07:59 PM

i'd always recommend going 64GB for cad, graphics design systems, 32GB is minimum i'd recommend, do you need that much? then only you can answer that because it totally depends on your work load an... Go to the full post »


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I have been getting conflicting answers to this question. I recently purchased a Gigabyte GA-X99-UD4 mo/bo with a 64 GB RAM capacity. Some people say I will never be able to find a use for this much RAM. Others say you can never have too much. I am going to build a new computer with this mo/bo with an Intel Core i7-5820K CPU, and a Gigabyte GeForce GTX970 GPU. I will use the computer for a lot of Rendering and Graphics Design using Autodesk Inventor. Also, Animation will be part of my processing. So, am I wasting money installing 64 GB's of RAM? One individual told me that depending on which O/S I use, such as Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, that the RAM usage would be limited to 16 GB's. I've never heard of such a claim. Is that person correct? Any and all discussions or suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


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Hi :welcome:

 

About the Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bits yes it's true check the following Microsoft page about Memory Limits on Windows.


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So, what O/S should I install to get the full benefit of 64 GB's? I haven't bought an O/S yet for the build. Thanks!


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Gday.

 

W8.1 is what I would install, free upgrade to W10.

  • RAM limits in Windows 8.1 Enterprise – 4GB on x86, 512GB on x64    For a developer or large corporation.  I don't think you would need. 
  • RAM limits in Windows 8.1 Professional – 4GB on x86, 512GB on x64 For small business.
  • RAM limits in Windows 8.1 – 4GB on x86, 128GB on x64  For home user. 

What features do you need, > http://windows.micro...windows/compare

If you do not need the features of Pro, go for W8.1, 

See the column at the left, > http://www.microsoft...bid=n6emSYJ46Kr

 

I think that 64GB of RAM will be overkill.   Of the AutoCAD programs, Autodesk Inventor appears to recommend the most RAM.

Please read the whole page, note, "and Large Assemblies (typically more than 1,000 parts)" > http://knowledge.aut...6-products.html

 

Buying RAM.   If you buy a kit of 16GB 2x8GB, it is guaranteed to work, should you require more RAM, and install another 16GB kit, it probable will work without issues, but not guaranteed to be compatible and work together.   To limit any issuees, I would install 32GB.   (is what I have on my editing system) 


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i'd always recommend going 64GB for cad, graphics design systems, 32GB is minimum i'd recommend, do you need that much? then only you can answer that because it totally depends on your work load and what your doing/how you work.

 

you could probably run the system just fine with only 8GB of ram not that i'd recommend it for the best work experience, and in my opinion anyone who says you'd never be able to find a use for so much ram doesn't understand how pc's and the os/programs work to utilise the ram available to them.

 

what can make a big difference in the cad/graphics design experience is the amount of ram on your graphics card, so again more is better, a 4GB card is a lot better than a card with only 2GB say.

 

:popcorn:


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Good place to research part/price, > http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hLj6NG

 

Some info, 

 
 
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Gday.

 

W8.1 is what I would install, free upgrade to W10.

  • RAM limits in Windows 8.1 Enterprise – 4GB on x86, 512GB on x64    For a developer or large corporation.  I don't think you would need. 
  • RAM limits in Windows 8.1 Professional – 4GB on x86, 512GB on x64 For small business.
  • RAM limits in Windows 8.1 – 4GB on x86, 128GB on x64  For home user. 

What features do you need, > http://windows.micro...windows/compare

If you do not need the features of Pro, go for W8.1, 

See the column at the left, > http://www.microsoft...bid=n6emSYJ46Kr

 

I think that 64GB of RAM will be overkill.   Of the AutoCAD programs, Autodesk Inventor appears to recommend the most RAM.

Please read the whole page, note, "and Large Assemblies (typically more than 1,000 parts)" > http://knowledge.aut...6-products.html

 

Buying RAM.   If you buy a kit of 16GB 2x8GB, it is guaranteed to work, should you require more RAM, and install another 16GB kit, it probable will work without issues, but not guaranteed to be compatible and work together.   To limit any issuees, I would install 32GB.   (is what I have on my editing system) 

Thanks a lot! This more than answers my question. I appreciate it.


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Good place to research part/price, > http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hLj6NG

 

Some info, 

 
 
Crucial DDR4-2133 288-pin DIMM 15 4x8GB 32GB $7.06
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 (1)   $225.95 Add G.Skill Value Series DDR4-2133 288-pin DIMM 15 4x8GB 32GB $7.81
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 (1)   $249.99 Add G.Skill Ripjaws Series DDR4-2133 288-pin DIMM 15 4x8GB 32GB $8.12
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 (1)   $259.99 Add G.Skill Ripjaws Series DDR4-2133 288-pin DIMM 15 4x8GB 32GB $8.12
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 (0)   $259.99 Add G.Skill Ripjaws Series DDR4-2133 288-pin DIMM 15 4x8GB 32GB $8.12
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 (0)   $259.99 Add Kingston FURY DDR4-2133 288-pin DIMM 14 4x8GB 32GB $9.37
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 (0)   $299.99 Add Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-2133 288-pin DIMM 13 4x8GB 32GB $9.37
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 (0)   $299.99 Add Crucial DDR4-2133 288-pin DIMM 15 4x8GB 32GB $10.06
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 (0)   $321.99 Add Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-2133 288-pin DIMM 15 4x8GB 32GB $10.16
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 (0)   $324.99 Add Patriot Extreme Performance DDR4-2133 288-pin DIMM 15 4x8GB 32GB $10.16
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 (0)   $325.00 Add Kingston DDR4-2133 288-pin DIMM 15 4x8GB 32GB $11.22
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 (0)   $358.99 Add Mushkin Blackline DDR4-2133 288-pin DIMM 12 4x8GB 32GB $11.58
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 (0)   $370.67 Add Team Elite Plus DDR4-2133 288-pin DIMM 15 4x8GB 32GB $13.28
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 (0)   $424.99 Add Kingston Predator DDR4-2133 288-pin DIMM 13 4x8GB 32GB $14.06
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 (1)   $449.99 Add A-Data XPG Z1 DDR4-2133 288-pin DIMM 13 4x8GB 32GB $14.16
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 (0)   $452.98 Add A-Data XPG Z1 DDR4-2133 288-pin DIMM 15 4x8GB 32GB $15.47
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 (0)   $494.99 Add G.Skill Ripjaws 4 series DDR4-2133 288-pin DIMM 15 4x8GB 32GB $15.59
  •  
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  •  
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 (0)   $499.00 Add Crucial DDR4-2133 288-pin DIMM 15 4x8GB 32GB $16.62
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 (0)   $531.95 Add Crucial DDR4-2133 288-pin DIMM 15 4x16GB 64GB $9.53
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 (0)   $609.99 Add Kingston DDR4-2133 288-pin DIMM 15 4x16GB 64GB $10.19
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 (0)   $651.99 Add Crucial DDR4-2133 288-pin DIMM 15 4x16GB 64GB $19.66
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 (0)   $1257.95

 

I appreciate the info. Thanks!


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i'd always recommend going 64GB for cad, graphics design systems, 32GB is minimum i'd recommend, do you need that much? then only you can answer that because it totally depends on your work load and what your doing/how you work.

 

you could probably run the system just fine with only 8GB of ram not that i'd recommend it for the best work experience, and in my opinion anyone who says you'd never be able to find a use for so much ram doesn't understand how pc's and the os/programs work to utilise the ram available to them.

 

what can make a big difference in the cad/graphics design experience is the amount of ram on your graphics card, so again more is better, a 4GB card is a lot better than a card with only 2GB say.

 

:popcorn:

Thanks for your input!


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