The usual version of Windows will report from 2.9 to 3.5GB of RAM. On top of that, as supplied Windows limits applications to just 2.0GB RAM.
Is this 4GB for bragging rights?
I am going to purchase a new desktop with a dual or quad core processor and 4GB of memory so that I can edit HD videos from a Sony HD Handycam using Pinnacle editing software for the Sony AVC HD format. I would also like to put my music and photos on the computer.
I plan to add an eSATA port to rapidly access video stored externally, a hot graphics card, and a remote control.
Do I need a game quality graphics card, like the XFX GeForce 8800 gt optimized for DX10, or is that a waste of money (I don't game)?
Whay is the purpose of a TV tuner?
Should I get the Windows Media operating system?
Will I be able to hook this up to my large screen HD LCD?
What else might I add to the computer?