Archibald wrote in post #18723418
Just to clarify, I was reacting to the last line in Moppie's post. I moved the LR 5.7 catalog and preview files as well as the CR2 files I was working with to my SSD and noticed no difference.
What processor, how much ram, how big a catalog and what size images?
I've done it several times, on laptops and work stations, and assuming no other bottle necks then moving the LR catalog and previews to an SSD has made a significant difference in performance. That's been on multiple versions of LR, going back before CC.
ncjohn wrote in post #18723574
I have installed the new RAM (so I'm up to 24GB) and I have to say I can't really see a difference. Passmark benchmark consistently shows a performance increase but in practical use I really don't see it. So now I know.
As far as the Wise monitor, I've had a system monitor (CPU, RAM, and swap only) going for a while and RAM usage has generally been running around 50% if I go a while between restarting the pc. Now it's hanging around 20-25%. So that would seem to jibe with the increased RAM. But I can't see that it's affected my use of the machine.
The Windows system monitor is enough to give you an indication of RAM usage. If it's constantly at or above 50% then adding more could be useful.
It sounds like you were already at an optimum level, or close to it with 16GB of ram, hence moving to 24GB hasn't made any noticeable difference.
Of note, Intel recommends 4GB per core for most high end consumer CPU's. Of course there will be lots of use cases where more is needed, but that works quite well as a rough and general guide.
Time for an SSD