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Posted: 22 June 2012 12:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Posted: 22 June 2012 12:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Marcuse - 22 June 2012 12:31 PM

Very helpful thanks best to get this side sorted out first.


Btw just to make sure would these be my correct computer RAM details below ? If it is just 768mb of RAM and as I’ve no idea about computers is this something that can be downloaded or do I have to take it into a local computer store to have it upgraded, hopefully while I wait ?

To be truthful some PC’s can not be upgraded. But first, no you can not download Ram, it is a hardward item it would need to be added to the PC if it will take a larger capasity Ram chip. It looks as if your PC could maybe go up to 2Gb of ram. You could get a better idea by running the Sysinfo program. I think it is in your Accessories folder.

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Posted: 22 June 2012 12:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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StratDragon - 22 June 2012 12:35 PM

Here you go, I saved you $128 by not shipping overnight:

Fang III - Black Mamba $16,558.00 × Qty Total: $16,558.00

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LOL! For that price I wouldn’t expect to have to pay extra to have the wiring cable tied up properly smile

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Posted: 22 June 2012 01:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Jaderail - 22 June 2012 12:42 PM

To be truthful some PC’s can not be upgraded. But first, no you can not download Ram, it is a hardward item it would need to be added to the PC if it will take a larger capasity Ram chip. It looks as if your PC could maybe go up to 2Gb of ram. You could get a better idea by running the Sysinfo program. I think it is in your Accessories folder.

Many thanks for your and everyone’s else’s help and advice…..smile

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Posted: 22 June 2012 01:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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StratDragon - 22 June 2012 12:35 PM

Here you go, I saved you $128 by not shipping overnight:

And I saved you the expense of delivering it to the UK….wink

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Posted: 22 June 2012 02:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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in all seriousness you want a gaming rig with more RAM than they generally come with, you want your emphasis first on the RAM (lots, and fast as possible), then the CPU (Quad core, multithread is better) then the GPU (which 3Delight does not use but Studio and LuxRender will) but that’s all been discussed here. Keep in mind all computers are only as fast as their slowest component.

I didn’t see the +$18 was for two bread ties and some elmers glue, you probably don’t need Diablo III either, but this thing will scream on Minecraft.

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Posted: 22 June 2012 02:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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HI Marcuse smile

I think you’re at the lower limit for running Daz Studio,. maybe even slightly lower than the recommended minimum smile
and that’s why things will be running slowly for you, but still OK for most other things, especially running with Windows XP . (it needs less ram).
 
For Windows 7, I think the Minimum is 2GB ram, since Win7 uses more ram as standard than previous versions.
you also need a processor capable of running Win 7.

As Jaderail mentioned, Ram is “Hardware”, it’s not downloadable, but it is really easy to fit it, (it only goes in one way, and it clips into a slot., so, there’s no electronics degree required smile

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,1765595,00.asp

The only thing you need to be “Sure” about is the Speed of the ram chips which your motherboard can take.
Most computers come with a Manual which will specify the speed of the ram on the motherboard.
there are a couple of apps you can download and run which will tell you exactly which ram you need. (see link above)

Most PC components are VERY easy to install / upgrade, and come with a simple “user installation guide”, although if you have a handy friendly PC store near you, and you don’t mind paying to have someone do it for you,.. then ...all is good.

I’ve Never bought a complete off the shelf PC, I always buy components, and build what I need,
It gives me the freedom to add new stuff without thinking about any companies Warranty issues.

It also means I’m not spending 16 grand to have the wiring tied up smile
but I guess those multiple Monitors and graphics cards add quite a lot to the total price. ..It’s still a lot of dough.

Apart from the Power supply, there are no electronics involved in clipping or screwing components into the case, and most electronic stores like Maplin have all the Bit’s individually, or they have “upgrade” set’s, with a ” Motherboard / Processor / Ram “,  in a pack,
and you take out the old stuff from your PC case,.. and put in the New stuff from the cardboard box.

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Posted: 22 June 2012 02:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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I’m with 3DAGE, I used to build fraken-boxes when I was still able, I have arthitus now so I order built to my spec systems now. It is the best value for your dollar if you can build yourself. I’m sure others can point you to some good parts places if you ask.

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Posted: 22 June 2012 02:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Win 7 will run with 1GB RAM, it just wont run very nicely. I’ve managed to pull of some immense pieces with 12GB RAM DS64 running and LuxRender running at the same time in Win 7 64 Ultimate so you don’t need 64GB RAM (it’s nice, but Peter Jackson doesn’t need 64 GB of RAM right now either) 16GB RAM is plenty, just try to buy it all at once, all the same kind, all from the same vendor, RAM always slows to the slowest chip speed in your board, and while building is easy for some, it’s frightening to others so don’t be afraid to look at your options with buying from a vendor if you have to, there’s no shame in it, most high end vendors will allow you to upgrade or downgrade a system and with a little research you can save yourself some $$$ or you can get something decent. By the time the warranty expires you may want to upgrade to something else anyway (new GPU or same socket type CPU only faster, or more/faster RAM) so buy off the shelf or build it’s not going to matter. If you do build there are plenty of people on these forums who can walk you through it if you get yourself in hot water trying to build.

AND don’t buy a system with an integrated GPU or a high end pro one either, Studio (and LuxRender) do not take advantage of the high end chipsets and you can end up spending twice as much for a card that you could have got for half the price that runs double the speed.

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Posted: 22 June 2012 03:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Adding RAM to an existing system can be tricky if, as may be the case (it is for me, certainly), the processor’s heat sink needs to be taken off to get at the slots.


I would add a slight caveat on the RAM first, lots of it, then CPU - having more RAM than you need won’;t help, while more CPU speed or cores will speed rendering as long as you have enough RAM. So you need to figure out what you need, add a bit for safety, and then look at CPUs before deciding to max your RAM out.

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Posted: 22 June 2012 04:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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Lost sorry ! ohh

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Posted: 22 June 2012 05:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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HI Marcuse smile

It’s easy to get lost in the jargon. sorry .

CPU (Central Processing Unit) “Processor” .. this is the Brain of your computer.
RAM (Random Access Memory) “Memory”  ... This is the “working” memory of your computer.
HDD (Hard Disk Drive) “Drive”  ... this is the storage space for programs and working files.

Those are the main things which will make your computer work faster.
A “Quad” core CPU, has four processors, in a single CPU chip. so it’s like four computer brains that can work independently.
 
A CPU Cooler,.. is normally a chunk of metal called a (heat sink) plus a fan, which sits directly on top of your CPU, and stops it from overheating.
 
The Processor in a computer gets warm as it’s working, and the harder it works the hotter it can get.

CPU Coolers can also be a fan, plus a sealed set of pipes with a liquid inside them, which circulates to provide a cooling system.
Like a car radiator cools an engine.

Sometimes a large cooling system can make it difficult to get into the area where the RAM slot’s are.
It depends on the layout of your Motherboard.

For example: I have a Liquid cooling system with a large set of cooling pipes and a fan, which needs to be removed to get into the RAM slots.
this means that I would need to disconnect the cooler from the top of the CPU where it’s clamped onto, in order to change the RAM, or add more..

Hope that makes sense. smile

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Posted: 22 June 2012 05:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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If you are not the handy type of person many sites will build you a PC from the components that you pick from what they sell. My PC started out as a standard model at a set price, I then changed the components to the ones I wanted. My finished PC is much more powerful than the system it started from. It also cost less than the system it started from because I dropped all the bells and whistles like extra software I did not need, the extra cd burner I had no need for ect ect ect…

You just need to shop around and plan ahead.

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Posted: 23 June 2012 02:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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Thanks a lot for the explanations but afraid it’s still way beyond me and probably always will, because not only do I hate computers but all things mechanical like crazy, non artistic perhaps, everything automatically always shuts down anyway ! Thankfully my computer repair guy who’s long given up trying to explain anything has always cobbled together older parts as you suggested each time I needed a change, as not only did it work out a lot cheaper provided it just did the routine basics it was fine. However now I’m into Daz I think I know more or less what to ask him for next time round and reckon something like Windows 7 (or XP ?) 64 bit with around 60 ram should hopefully solve the question for a long time to come….?

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Posted: 23 June 2012 03:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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HI Marcuse smile

No problem. smile

You probably want to ask him for something like….

Windows 7 64bit ..which will need
a 64-bit processor
Anywhere between 8 and 16 GB of Ram (whatever your budget runs to) ..but 60GB would probably be overkill at this point
a 1TB Hard drive.
a Graphics card with 1GB of ram ..(or more)
 
That should do you for a few years. smile

 

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