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How much RAM do you have on your Dev box?   [Edit]

Survey period: 4 Aug 2008 to 11 Aug 2008

Whatever you have, it probably isn't enough. Answer one or both questions depending on whether you have Visual Studio 2008. Answer both questions if you have boxes with and without Visual Studio 2008.

Q1. If your development box has Visual Studio 2008 installed...

OptionVotes% 
8 GB or more875.29
6 GB or more140.85
4 GB or more50430.64
2 GB or more81849.73
1 GB or more17310.52
512 MB or more422.55
under 512 MB70.43

Q2. If your development box does not have Visual Studio 2008

OptionVotes% 
8GB or more413.23
6 GB or more70.55
4 GB or more22717.89
2 GB or more65351.46
1 GB or more25319.94
512 MB or more665.20
under 512 MB221.73



 
GeneralI just upgraded the development machines to 4GB [modified] Pin
John M. Drescher4-Aug-08 7:56
John M. Drescher4-Aug-08 7:56 
General1GB - and it sucks! Pin
Mark J. Miller4-Aug-08 6:21
Mark J. Miller4-Aug-08 6:21 
GeneralRe: 1GB - and it sucks! Pin
The Cake of Deceit6-Aug-08 1:20
The Cake of Deceit6-Aug-08 1:20 
GeneralShame. Pin
DrFrankenstein904-Aug-08 5:53
DrFrankenstein904-Aug-08 5:53 
GeneralRe: Shame. Pin
Tomz_KV4-Aug-08 7:01
Tomz_KV4-Aug-08 7:01 
GeneralRe: Shame. Pin
DrFrankenstein904-Aug-08 16:42
DrFrankenstein904-Aug-08 16:42 
General2 and 3GB Pin
Oshtri Deka4-Aug-08 5:43
professionalOshtri Deka4-Aug-08 5:43 
General2GB, and Glad To Have It Pin
W Balboos, GHB4-Aug-08 2:18
W Balboos, GHB4-Aug-08 2:18 
Work PC: 3.0GHz Xeon (single core) and just got upgraded to 2GB a couple of months ago. It's a whole lot better, particularly since I use a VM to run a not-really-local-machine copy of SQLServer.

The difference is considerable. The RAM split went from 750MB/250MB, inadequate for both, to 1.5GB/0.5GB). The only thing that runs slow on VS2008 is certain app's taking a very long time to load designer mode. This problem was there for VS2003, as well). Attributed to the somewhat live status of the design - I'm learning to program to avoid this hassle.

What would really speed up my world is a bigger faster HD. I expect I'll get a new system before I get the new HD.

At home, Three systems (not counting an old Win95/DOS 6.1 box) that I seriously need to upgrade. I've seen some bare-bones kits that would cause palpitations - but then I remember the trouble that Windows has with putting a bootable HD into a new system, and how long it take me to install all my stuff. So I bite my lip and go on.*


After I get paid for a secondary contract, maybe I'll squander a little of the loot on myself.

"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." - Albert Einstein

"How do you find out if you're unwanted if everyone you try to ask tells you to go away?" - Balboos HaGadol



GeneralWhich one Pin
peterchen4-Aug-08 0:07
peterchen4-Aug-08 0:07 
GeneralRe: Which one Pin
leonej_dt5-Aug-08 15:19
leonej_dt5-Aug-08 15:19 
GeneralRe: Which one Pin
peterchen5-Aug-08 22:46
peterchen5-Aug-08 22:46 
Generalvs 2008 resource hog? Pin
ed welch3-Aug-08 22:40
ed welch3-Aug-08 22:40 
GeneralRe: vs 2008 resource hog? Pin
Anna-Jayne Metcalfe3-Aug-08 23:39
Anna-Jayne Metcalfe3-Aug-08 23:39 
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Gates VP4-Aug-08 5:02
Gates VP4-Aug-08 5:02 
GeneralRe: vs 2008 resource hog? Pin
ed welch4-Aug-08 5:24
ed welch4-Aug-08 5:24 
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Gates VP7-Aug-08 19:41
Gates VP7-Aug-08 19:41 
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Shog94-Aug-08 5:39
sitebuilderShog94-Aug-08 5:39 
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azonenberg5-Aug-08 16:01
azonenberg5-Aug-08 16:01 
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Shog95-Aug-08 16:07
sitebuilderShog95-Aug-08 16:07 
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azonenberg5-Aug-08 18:41
azonenberg5-Aug-08 18:41 
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Shog95-Aug-08 18:44
sitebuilderShog95-Aug-08 18:44 
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Jörgen Sigvardsson4-Aug-08 8:32
Jörgen Sigvardsson4-Aug-08 8:32 
General4GB... Pin
Stuart Dootson3-Aug-08 21:55
professionalStuart Dootson3-Aug-08 21:55 
GeneralJealous Pin
Great Crested Dave3-Aug-08 21:53
Great Crested Dave3-Aug-08 21:53 
GeneralRe: Jealous Pin
dmitri_sps3-Aug-08 23:25
dmitri_sps3-Aug-08 23:25 

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