Amiga computer related discussion => Amiga Software Issues and Discussion => Topic started by: bradhansen1 on November 02, 2021, 08:43:44 PM

Title: ? 64 or 128mgs
Post by: bradhansen1 on November 02, 2021, 08:43:44 PM
Hi All, I will be, in a day or two, purchasing the TF1230 board. Any input on weather
I should go for the 128mg setup or is 64mgs all I will really need? I am running OS 3.2
And will be using graphics programs like AdPro, DPaint, Brilliance. Not really into
animation or video though.  Any information you can provide would be much appreciated.
It is a question of $$, I can go for it, but do I really need to?
Thanks, Brad Hansen
Title: Re: ? 64 or 128mgs
Post by: Pat the Cat on November 02, 2021, 10:11:24 PM
It can make a difference if you use FastFileySystem on very large disk partitions and they decide to validate (which can lock up an Amiga for hours, so don't do it.) :)

The thing with the Amiga is you can always run out of memory by multitasking too much.

I haven't had much experience of big Amiga memory TBH, I would reckon Lightwave, ProPage 3 or AdPro/MorphPlus would be the real hogs.

More is always better but you can still run out.

I would think you would be OK with 64.

Maybe happier with 128 and you are working with silly size bitmaps from a scanner.
Title: Re: ? 64 or 128mgs
Post by: klx300r on November 02, 2021, 10:50:51 PM
the more ram in any Amiga the merrier 8)
Title: Re: ? 64 or 128mgs
Post by: Matt_H on November 02, 2021, 11:31:48 PM
Given the use cases you've outlined, I think you'll be fine with 64MB. Those programs were released when 16MB was considered a huge amount of RAM and most users had well under 8MB.

But consider what your needs will be in a couple of years. Getting 128MB now gives you ample room to grow.