i do open software off and on all the time. so i guess that would be helpful.
i don't know what you consider large files, but many of the files that i create are 3 mb or more. or do you mean files larger than that?
i will be buying a gig of ram. if i have dreamweaver, word, a graphics program, a browser window and outlook express open, at a minimum, will that use the majority of the virtual memory?
i can open all of these packages now and i only have 256 mb of ram, but it is useless, once i try to do something, so tend to only have no more than 2 packages open at a time, which is a pain (smile).
i am trying really hard to make sure that i select components that are a little more than what i need right now.
i appreciate you taking the time to help me make the best purchase that i can.
Originally Posted by KevDA
Applications will probably load faster, but beyond that you would only notice a difference when you are accessing large files. The advantage of faster drives is they can transfer data faster, so how much benefit you get is dependent on how much data you need to move around at a time.
Edit: Also, if you ever end up having to use virtual memory (ie. your applications fill your physical memory completely) then you will also see a benefit.