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How much RAM do you have on your Dev box?   [Edit]

Survey period: 4 Aug 2008 to 11 Aug 2008

Whatever you have, it probably isn't enough. Answer one or both questions depending on whether you have Visual Studio 2008. Answer both questions if you have boxes with and without Visual Studio 2008.

Q1. If your development box has Visual Studio 2008 installed...

OptionVotes% 
8 GB or more875.29
6 GB or more140.85
4 GB or more50430.64
2 GB or more81849.73
1 GB or more17310.52
512 MB or more422.55
under 512 MB70.43

Q2. If your development box does not have Visual Studio 2008

OptionVotes% 
8GB or more413.23
6 GB or more70.55
4 GB or more22717.89
2 GB or more65351.46
1 GB or more25319.94
512 MB or more665.20
under 512 MB221.73



 
GeneralWhich one Pin
peterchen3-Aug-08 23:07
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peterchen5-Aug-08 21:46
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Generalvs 2008 resource hog? Pin
ed welch3-Aug-08 21:40
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Anna-Jayne Metcalfe3-Aug-08 22:39
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ed welch4-Aug-08 4:24
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Gates VP7-Aug-08 18:41
Gates VP7-Aug-08 18:41 
C++ might be part of it.

I'm working on a one-year old ASP.NET project (C#) with a few hundred files in the project. We're also running generated data objects on a 200 hundred table DB, so you can imagine the amount of code we're have. Oh yeah, and we're running AJAX toolkit (more stuff to load into memory). Once it compiles everything and sets it all to debug, I'm easily at 800 MB.

Being in C++ might have something to do with it. But any of those projects that is a "core business" project tends to accumulate size very quickly. By the time we hit the 2-year mark, I'm sure I'll be asking for more RAM (but it seems a small price to pay for VS productivity).
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Jörgen Sigvardsson4-Aug-08 7:32
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General4GB... Pin
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Generalam i really the only guy on an 8gb quad core? Pin
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