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    Exclamation My New Xidax X-2 Gaming Rig

    Xidax X-2
    Intel i3-8100
    MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti @4GB DDR5
    32 GB RAM DDR5
    Western Digital Blue 2.5" 1TB SSD
    Western Digital 1TB HDD
    Corsair RM 850X Watt Power Supply

    I'll be upgrading to the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition in the coming months along with the Intel i7-8700K processor. That should be more than adequate for TANE.

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    Why would you buy, and then upgrade it months later ? ? ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cascaderailroad View Post
    Why would you buy, and then upgrade it months later ? ? ?
    I went cheap and not to mention the GPU I wanted wasn't available due to bitcoin ravaging the graphic card industry and embezzlement like tactics from New Egg charging double and triple what Nvidia put as the MSRP on their FE GPUs. Plus the i7-8700K wasn't available for my build. It only went up to i5-8600K. Trust me, I know what I'm doing.

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    iBuyPower has great prices: service absolutely sucks: BEWARE! I learned the hard way.

    Check out Walmart.com: gaming computers. This one that I am using: CLX build. 16 gig, AMD 7 2700, Nvidia RTX 2070 8 gig. $1,400. Trainz running at full graphics runs, on average, 60 FPS. Lows of 40 FPS and highs over 100 FPS.

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    Would Trainz use anywhere near 32GB RAM sticks ?

    Or is 16GB RAM sticks more than enough ?
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    Lightbulb 16 is ok.......32 is better if your system supports it

    Hi,,,

    I have been using computers since 1970 Tandy TI 99's, Radio Shack era, onto what I have now ASUS ROG Gaming Rig,

    https://www.asus.com/us/Laptops/ROG-Strix-G/

    to spare the time of reading more, here, simply said,

    16 is enough for most folks, however, as you know we do a lot more with our computers than ever before. I use off site back up program, and when it runs, it slows down my TRS-19, to the point some funny things occur, such as to the point I had to close the Program, due to some file locking issues etc.....

    That was when I had 16 Gigs, of Ram, I went to 32 Gigs and never looked back.....Now Carbonite and TRS-19 play nice together most all the time, my rig is maxed at 32 Gigs, running M-2 SSD and Regular SSD drives.

    So if you have the money, and you can find it on sale, I use Crucial memory, which is one of the best, Kingston is another......



    The thing to think over is Wins and most other OS's such as MAC etc, have intensive File operations going on both under the hood, and whatever the user is doing combined., they need the room to spread their wings.......

    Each Version of Software and the Motherboard etc, have their addressing limits of practical Ram, Hard Drive etc.......

    So you just need to make sure your System can run with 32,,Some motherboards are limited to 16Gigs, you need to look at your MB specs to see it supports it, plus the version of Windows etc you are using. ( I see you are using Win10 same as me, so your good there)

    https://www.crucial.com

    https://www.kingston.com


    I hope this helps you out.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by MP242 View Post
    Would Trainz use anywhere near 32GB RAM sticks ?

    Or is 16GB RAM sticks more than enough ?
    The additional memory will help tremendously when doing work in Content Manager and in T:ANE and up because being a 64-bit application it will use as much RAM as it can take when needed. What you see in Process Explorer or Task Manager is deceiving in this respect because the core program uses about 2 to 4 GB, but the rest is overhead by the system its self. I noticed the difference myself during a database repair.

    We have to keep in mind too that it's not only Trainz (aka TRS19) that's using this memory. Your system is performing a lot of other background tasks and this memory is shared with your video card as well. Yeah that technology was stolen from the mobile devices some years ago and now all video cards use system RAM as part of their texture buffer and shared memory in addition to the in-built memory on the video card so don't chintz on your video card because that's used for frame-buffering. The additional RAM will also be used to buffer directory (folder) information similar to what is used on servers. This speeds up directory access substantially, and therefore other file-related operations.
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