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new mac for 2019.5
Old 22nd May 2019
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new mac for 2019.5

i want to upgrade from os 10.10 with PTHD 12.5 to brand new mac with mohave and PT 2019.5 ultimate

i'm gonna run huuuge film mixing sessions on it

how much RAM is too much RAM?

obviously the more RAM the better - but maybe there's a limit above which adding more RAM does not affect protools
Old 22nd May 2019
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In film mixing, RAM is usually only used for disk cache of audio files. So if your audio for a session is only 20GB of files and you have 64GB in the system, a lot of that will not be used.

And video is never cached by Pro Tools. Always streamed off disk.

(I should mention, if you run other programs in the background: Soundminer, iZotope RX, etc., they can use the RAM that is not being used by Pro Tools)
Old 22nd May 2019
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I bought factory installed 32GB with the idea of upgrading it to 64 or 128 in cheaper 3rd party RAM. And... so far I've never needed to. I'd still suggest 64GB to be safe for whatever the future throws, but wanted to share my experience with what I've had.
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