Is 512->1GB on an old 1.25 mac mini worth it?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by talz13, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. talz13 macrumors newbie

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    I've had my 1.25ghz mini since last may and recently it's just begun to feel a bit sluggish. I run opera with lots of tabs, and mail, ichat, chicken of the vnc, and preview are usually open. I also use photoshop and the gimp from time to time, but it gets pretty bogged down with swapping when I do that.

    When I first got it, I put my old 512mb stick in and it was definitely much better than 256, but will getting a 1gb stick to replace the 512 be worth the ~$120 price?

    I don't have the money to afford much more than that right now, so getting a new machine is out of the question, but I don't want to spend this money if it's not going to be a big difference.
     
  2. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    That's a good amount of apps you are running there. I'd say that the upgrade is definitely worth it. 512 MB is the bare minimum OS X users should have anyway. So yes, I say spring for it! :)
     
  3. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Yes, that upgrade is quite worth it talz13! Adding more RAM to your 1.25GHz Mac Mini G4 should really help boost it's performance. :)
     
  4. generik macrumors 601

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    Go for it, 1GB sticks of DDR memory don't cost much nowadays :p
     

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