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Adding RAM will make movie encoding faster?

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Hey guys,i have a Macbook pro,2.4 GZ Processor,and 2GB memory,when i use toast to encode my movies takes too long to do it,my question is if i add RAM how much faster will do it? Cause if doesnt make too much diff i wouldnt spend $$
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Best way to determine whether you'll see any benefit is to fire up Activity Monitor when you're encoding and see how much of your RAM is being used. If all of it is being used, then you would certainly see some sort of speed bump by upgrading.

However, I can state with some level of certainty that adding more RAM will only result in a nominal increase in performance as encoding is CPU intensive. So encoding times go down with increase clock speed, something you can't change with your Macbook Pro.

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