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01-16-2014, 08:32 PM   #1
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Has Anyone Upgraded Their PC...

to accommodate the larger files yet?

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No, but I just bucked up for a 4TB external USB3 drive to aid in backups of the bigger files. My PC is still good enough for processing times. I just take a longer coffee break these days.
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Yep. My laptop originally had 120GB memory and 2GB RAM. I upgraded the memory to 500GB, and 4GB RAM is on the way. I probably wouldn't have upgraded the hard drive if it hadn't crashed, because I have lots of external capacity, but RAM definitely needs beefing up.
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I've been running 8tb of space in mine for quite some time.

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QuoteOriginally posted by audiobomber Quote
Yep. My laptop originally had 120GB memory and 2GB RAM. I upgraded the memory to 500GB, and 4GB RAM is on the way. I probably wouldn't have upgraded the hard drive if it hadn't crashed, because I have lots of external capacity, but RAM definitely needs beefing up.
Sorry to pick your post apart, but RAM *is* your memory. The 120/500GB is your disk space.
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QuoteOriginally posted by audiobomber Quote
Yep. My laptop originally had 120GB memory and 2GB RAM. I upgraded the memory to 500GB, and 4GB RAM is on the way. I probably wouldn't have upgraded the hard drive if it hadn't crashed, because I have lots of external capacity, but RAM definitely needs beefing up.
You got that wrong, lol...

you had 120GB of storage (not memory) and 2GB of RAM (which is memory)

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You got that wrong, lol...

you had 120GB of storage (not memory) and 2GB of RAM (which is memory)

Little bit slow, Quick Draw McGraw.

See above!
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I built a new computer, mostly because I could, but also in hopes of a K-3 set up. Of course, mine can also easily edit D800E files while playing a fairly taxing game soo....


Tech specs, in case anyone was wondering:
i7 4770k - 3.5ghz (overclockable because why not)
16gb DDR3 RAM
AMD Radeon HD 7800 series
250GB SSD
2x 3TB HDD (Storage space is cheap)

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I bought a new Mac set a year ago. My PC at that time was verging on dinosaur status.
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QuoteOriginally posted by SideRaptor Quote
I built a new computer, mostly because I could, but also in hopes of a K-3 set up. Of course, mine can also easily edit D800E files while playing a fairly taxing game soo....


Tech specs, in case anyone was wondering:
i7 4770k - 3.5ghz (overclockable because why not)
16gb DDR3 RAM
AMD Radeon HD 7800 series
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2x 3TB HDD (Storage space is cheap)
Pardon me while I get a mop. I don't think a paper towel is gonna handle it!
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I did twelve months or so ago, thinking the K-3 might have been released March/April 2013. In the end, we all had to weight a little longer didn't we?

Bought a Dell laptop with an i-7 processor, 8Gb RAM, 750 GB HD, Win 8. I run Lightroom 4.4 on it. The laptop is plugged into a Dell 22 inch IPS screen for photo editing purposes and I use a separate cordless keyboard/mouse with it. Essentially, it acts like a desktop but without the bulk and is portable as needed. I would have preferred Win 7 but a downgrade wasn't available. At this stage, I don't need any external storage but the laptop has USB3 ports which should give reasonable read/write speeds when I do.

Performance has generally been good, although the Windows 8.1 update is a pain. There was a driver upgrade required to fix some Win 8.1 introduced instability (which a bit of googling identified as the problem) and there is still something else making resume from sleep much slower than it was, and something in the background is running occassionally and slowing responses. I'm not blaming the laptop for any of this - the problems arrived with the Win 8.1 update.

Adequate RAM is the key performance requirement for Lightroom. I was starting to struggle with 4Gb on my old system - the 8Gb in the laptop seems to be fine. With 8Gb on hand, Lightroom is very willing to take 4GB of that when running.

The old system was a quad core 2 system with DDR2 memory, but it was a small form factor box, and getting beyond 4Gb of RAM was impossible. Only two memory slots and you can't get DDR2 sticks >2Gb.
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Have not really noticed any difference between processing k-5 or k-3 files. Storage might be a different situation, but that`s just adding more or bigger drives to the server. Not an issue yet, should be good for at least another year.
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Pardon me while I get a mop. I don't think a paper towel is gonna handle it!
I'm planning on something like that. I was looking at 27" IPS monitors@$700 and 32g of RAM as I want it to be an HT, photo and gaming system.

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Though I only upgraded to a K-5, I did also upgrade my computer (mostly to be better with video and 3D stuff, but it certainly helps with photos too).

Intel Core i5 3570K @4.5 GHz
ASRock Z77 Extreme 4
16 GB RAM... first step was 8 GB, but I constantly ran out of memory. Still happens with 16, but way less often.

I've got 4-5 hard drives or so inside with a total of 3-4 TB. No SSD yet, that's the main bottleneck now.

Monitor is a HP LP2465 with an S-PVA panel. I love it, even though it can't handle motion well. But colors, contrast, viewing angles are great, IMHO better than the newer IPS panels I've seen. The heavy duty stand with ridiculous amounts of adjustability is wonderful too.
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I've got a Core2 something Toshiba laptop.

It lags quite a bit when editing RAW files from my *istDS


I should really upgrade some day...
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