2gig Ram or 4 gig Ram in XP pro
Is it worth putting 4 gig of Ram (instead of 2 gig) in a Core Duo E6700, running XP pro and Cubase SX 2.
I'v been happily using a P4 2Ghz, 512meg, XP Pro, SX2 with the usuall VSTi's (NI, spectrasonics, Korg ect) and plug-ins (waves, TC ect) For about 6 years. Now i know that this is a really out dated system, but it was (untill recently) doing everything that i wanted and it never crashes.
I'v started to notice that all the new VSTi are really eating away at the processor and have become a lot more sample based. Im starting to run into problems when loading lots of kontakt lirarys and BFD ect
So i'v decided to get a Core Duo E6700 base unit. Im just undecided as to go for 2 Gig or 4 Gig or Ram. I dont see the point of paying out more money if XP pro cant address and use 4 gigs. Im planning on using lots of sample based VSTi, audio tracks and audio plug-ins, And im sure that if its possible to max out the processor/memory i will. So any answer should hopefully be based on weather the computer performance will see any advantage with 4 gig instead of 2 gig.
I still plan on using SX2.
I also don't plan on moving over to vista (not for a while anyway).
Hope this is enough background.
Thanks in advance,