I semi frequently have projects that get so big with so many tracks and so many waves plugins loaded that the project will not load. This is on my studio Desktop PC with these specs:
Desktop: Cubase 7.5.2 Wavelab 8.5.15, Halion 5.0.1, Presonus StudioLive 24.4.2, CPU Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83gHz, Motherboard Asus P5Q Pro, RAM Corsair 8gb (2x4gb), Video Card MSI R5450 (no fan), PSU Zalman ZM600 HP, Zalman Reserator 1 liquid cooled system, Windows 7 x64 Home Premium, Pro Tools 9.0.6, Waves Mercury Native 9.2.6
In these situations, Cubase crashes, so I have to copy the project to my laptop and try to get it to load and disable or remove a bunch of plug ins to get it to work on my PC again.
My question is, will more RAM improve performance in this situation? I am asking because DDR2 (rather old by computer standards) is quite expensive (about $400 for 16gb) i’d like to know before I spend that kind of money. It may be time to buy a new processor, mb and RAM but I’d like to keep using what I have if I can