What I've noticed is that the more RAM you stuff into your pc, the more can't be used, so I think it should be wiser to use two pc's with 1 gb of ram. The RAM meter goes up to 92%, with the register modifications set to the highest (see the VSL forum for that). On my 768 mb RAM pc the meter can go up to 99%...
Of course it depends how much samples you're going to use at the same time. I'm using GOS for strings, and I can't load all the patches I need on one pc with 1,5 Gb for an orchestral composition.
Do you know how much memory Gigastudio 3 will be able to handle? Because if the current gigastudio can handle 1 GB and if G3 will handle alot more I'll build my computer according to G3 specifications.
I've heard that it will be able to load the same amount with less memory.
I didn't say Giga 2 can handle only 1 gb. The percentage of memory that is usable becomes less compared to using less memory. I think this has something to do with XP.
A minor point of clarification: Windows XP supports 3.5GB of memory. This is the amount that all your applications combined, including the OS, can use. So if you are running a lot of things other than GigaStudio at the same time it can make sense to get more than 2GB, but if you are only using GigaStudio on the machine then I'd stop at 1.5GB or 2GB.