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Tip #138: More RAM Isn’t Always Better
Adding RAM has… implications.
More RAM, as we all know, boosts performance for most media tasks simply because our files are so big.
However, there’s a downside to adding RAM. RAM, whether it is used or not, always consumes power when your computer is on. The more RAM you have, the more power it requires.
For desktop systems, this isn’t bad because they are always plugged into a wall outlet. But for laptops, adding RAM pulls more power from the battery, decreasing battery life.
If you tend to edit with a plugged in laptop, again, no big deal. But, if you tend to edit on battery in remote locations, you’ll need to balance more RAM with battery life.
Just something to think about.