A co-worker of mine has a vinyl graphics business (race cars, semi trailers, ect). He asked me to build him a new system. I've built about 30 basic systems for friends, nothing fancy mostly gaming rigs.
The programs and files he works with are huge and require alot of memory. He's currently running a P4 3.0GHz w/4GB DDR, XP Pro. When he tries to work with large files his system slows to a crawl.
Some of the programs he uses are Corel X3, Photoshop CS3. He showed me this system as an example: Monster System
My question is do those programs (any programs actually) really utilize the full power of a quad core/dual quad core CPU and 8GB of RAM?
Also does Windows XP 64bit utilize RAM amounts over 4GB? Does Vista?
I apologize for the long winded question. Any suggestions/advice would be greatly appreciated