For almost three years I used 2400mh c16 ram speed, had this strange behaviour on my computer, for example, lag at resizing. Or sometimes the control key was pressed jammed, I've blamed the keyboard.
Painter had a hard time saving the files.
I noticed this because recently I moved my CPU and all components to a new gaming board, trying to see if it could get better. I started suspecting on ram because I changed the cooler of my CPU to a rock 4 by silent. And lowered my CPU usage temp to 40c. Why I was still getting micro stuttering? So i did a check on ram again, took hours...ram still seems to have no problem.
So decided to buy faster ram, but my cooler only let me put three slots now because it's really big. So i had 32 gigs of ram and now upgraded to only 16 gigs off the ram, older were 2400mz new one is 3600mz overclocked and even with more latency in cas 18 compared to cas 16 from the old one.
Painter its twice as fast, now i can save faster than before the files, micro stuttering is gone, same for resizing brushes. So yeah ram speed has a great impact on Painter, is hard to check this because when you google ram speeds, they only talk about how much extra frames you can get on a game. But no one ever tells you about Painter or digital painting software.
If you feel your computer is choking on painter don't blame video card or cpu yet, check your ram, its soo difficult to notice the mistakes. Also make sure if the new ram you are buying is compatible with your motherboard and also if you can overclock it with an xmp profile.
Note: Also im not getting any crashing in Painter...it seems its linked, a bad ram could cause crash more often.
thanks for sharing your experience!
I'm glad upgrading your ram helped with brush resize stutter.
interesting that brush resize lag never was a problem with painter 7 or painter X that were created for much slower CPU and memory types of back than.
good to know that overclocked 3600 mhz RAM is helpful to get basic painter functionality to work.
Thanxs, yeah for some reason, mi older ram probably the speed wasn't the problem, but the ram ive always felt something it was wrong, i thought the cpu overheat or something to create micro stutterings but the ram was the problem. Another thing i noticed my painter havent crashed since then.
I dont know where i read this, but ram handles most of the things, so my guess is that painter runs entirely inside of the ram modules instead of the hard drive, the solid drive or hard drive copies to ram, then you create layers and pixels and they go to ram as well.
Saving in ssd drives with this new speed also make it faster, i had to wait like a second or sometimes even 3 seconds, but with this ram takes less than a second.
Also because i work in psd files instead of painter...it copies them to ram.
And all I can find about ram speeds are only that gives you a couple of more frames in games, but no one ever talks about ram speed in painting software, is really rare and hard to find.
So if you ever start noticing something really strange in painter 7 or X, it must be ram.
I think you're right! I'm so glad you've came to this realization, there're so many other painter users reporting persistent issues with brush resizing specifically, it's really good if they can use this knowledge to their advantage, it will def. make their painting experience more pleasant.
that being said, having moved on from painter I'm glad I mostly forgot most of its batshít problems ever existed because neither artrage, not clipstudio, not paintstorm, nor photoshop ever had them in the first place.
Getting dual channel RAM is equally important. And for those that can't upgrade, set up a Scratch Disk for an external drive in Preferences.
Also im noticing a better behaviour with a huion tablet, wacom has like a strange bug or i think my waocm is damaged. Kamvas pro is a good alternative.