More RAM

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by TheChevver, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. TheChevver macrumors newbie

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    i am very new to macs, so new in fact that i dont even have one yet. I should be getting one of the original imacs this week with 512mb RAM. Do you think it is worth me gettinng more or will the mac cope fine with it?
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    What are you going to use the iMac for? And which OS will you be running?

    From Apple's iMac RAM advice:

     
  3. TheChevver thread starter macrumors newbie

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    probably just for work and music, i dont know if their are any other decent pieces of software which work well on an imac.
     
  4. Killyp macrumors 68040

    Killyp

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    I have an original 350 MHz iMac, with 512 mb ram and OS X 10.1. Runs OKAY, but I think the version of OS X I'm using is dragging it down. OS X 10.3 should run beautifully.
     
  5. Killyp macrumors 68040

    Killyp

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    It won't be sufficient for making music, but for listening to it, it should be fine! :)
     
  6. Cloudgazer macrumors 6502

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    don't you mean for listening music it WILL be fine?
    Nothing wrong with 512mb RAM - sure more is nice, but the iMac can and does run perfectly with just 512.
    I think most people wont actually notice the difference an extra 512 will make.
     
  7. brepublican macrumors 6502a

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    If you'll be running 10.4, you'll want to get more than the stock 512MB as its been known to be pretty memory intensive (with Spotlight, Dashboard and all). With RAM, more is always nice
     

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