Originally Posted by Sanna
Well, what *do* you do that needs so much memory?
I know there are usages, I just don't know details.
If you were working on several huge file in photshop cs, and simultaneously running another graphics or web app like studio MX, a ton of RAM would be useful to move from app to app and keep the the HDD from paging everything you're working on to the disk. No big deal if that's the case, but keeping everything in memory is like the difference between running an old N64 game with cartridges and a PS2 - your 'puter doesn't have to read through a disk table to find data, it's right there at your fingertips, just like the old carts!