Re: Memory for XPS 600
- From: "Tom Scales" <tjscales@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2007 20:01:43 -0400
<ahall@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:kpg8xd7deem.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Tom Scales writes:
Tom> "Dave" <dmjohn29@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> On 02 Apr 2007 09:36:25 -0400, <ahall@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Crucial says that the max for XP 32 bit is 2gb.
>>> Is this really true? I am editing some very large
>>> scans in Photoshop, and want to add more memory.
>>> Would Photoshop be able to use it?
>>> Here is what Crucial said:
>>> * Maximum Memory: 8192MB
>>> * USB Support: 2.x Compliant
>>> * Standard Memory: 512MB removable
>>> * Slots: 4 (2 banks of 2)
>>> * Graphics Support: Dual PCI Express x16
>>> * Maximum memory depends on the installed operating system. 8GB
>>> maximum for Windows XP 64bit based systems and 2GB for Windows XP
>>> 32bit based systems.
>> Photoshop can use up to 3GB with the proper configuration and XP SP2.
>> More than that, you're looking at Win XP 64.
Yes, but the XPS 600 cannot use more than 2gig, at least according to a
number of users posting on the Dell forums.
Tom> Just curious, how big are your scans? I've been using PS in 1Gb with
70-80 meg before editing. Much bigger once a number of edits have been
Tom> 12mp digital images, usually editing more than one at a time and it
Tom> was fine. I upgraded to 3GB, but didn't notice any real performance
I was getting about 50% efficiency as reported by PS. The books I have read
say that when you drop below 100 the difference is noticeable. I cannot really
tell, as when I am working on smaller images and have 100% it is faster, but
the images are smaller.
The memory has gotten cheap and I was about to buy some from crucial when
I saw their comment about the XPS 600 and its 2 gig limit on 32 bit XP.
(Now reading Usenet in alt.sys.pc-clone.dell...)
Mine are around 60mb. I'll be interesting in hearing your experience.
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