I'm contemplating a new PC. Mine's three years old and it's time to upgrade. This always leads to a few questions which I muddle around to try to figure out. I thought I'd ask if anyone can shed any light on this before I jump in and start my own research.
Of course, I'm on my computer all day, so I suppose I'm a "power user" — at least with InDesign, Photoshop, Lightroom, OneNote, Outlook and occasionally with the really intense big horses like Premiere Pro, Camtasia, and other intense video software.
- Any reason not to jump to 64-bit with Windows 7? Are we over the days of software not working in 64-bit environments?
(Yes, I'm sticking with Windows, so Mac people need not needle me about this. :-))
- Fuzzy on non-ECC and ECC memory. Quite a cost difference. Is the ECC worth it for the kind of apps I run?
- Everyone seems to zone in on 8GB of memory, but why not get 16GB? Is it a waste of money or will there be a discernable benefit to doubling the memory to that level?
- I saw a QUOD monitor video card option. Four monitor? Really? Why?