Resonable amount of RAM for iMac G5 (iSight)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by wingsky, May 6, 2006.

  1. wingsky macrumors member

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    #1
    I've had this iMac with stock 512MB for about 6/7 months now, and I'm getting a little impatent with loading times :) Well not just the loading times but the general sluggishness of working in OS X, such as opening the dashboard, flicking back and forth between Front Row and the desktop.

    I keep Azureus on most of the time while I work on my iMac, and of course that is a resource hog aswell.

    Anyways, I had a look on the Apple store for RAM prices... My eyes very almost fell out of their sockets when I saw the price for a 2GB stick.. 820GBP!! It's funny because at Crucial it goes for about 370GBP

    I need to know, will there be any noticable difference between having a total of 1.5GB RAM to 2.5GB? Is it worth the extra expense?
     
  2. macsrockmysocks macrumors regular

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    Yea, I am sort of going to have to install another 1Gb stick in mine, but buy from Crucial. It has great quality and afforable prices. And from what I understand from your last sentence, you can't have a 2Gb stick in your iMac. you can only have up to 2Gb of RAM.
     
  3. Josh396 macrumors 65816

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    In his iMac he can have up to 2.5 GB of RAM. 512 came soldered on while there is one open slot that can take up to a 2 GB chip of RAM giving a total of 2.5 GB of RAM.

    In your situation I would just go for 1.5 GB of RAM. You should see a huge gain in performance while not loosing a lot of your money. I have 2 GB of RAM in my iMac and it flies. I can't imagine a huge difference between 1.5 GB and 2 GB.
     
  4. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    1.5GB of Ram sounds like it would be enough for you, but since you only have one slot for upgrading, I would personally buy the 2GB dimm. :)
    Either way you go, you should notice a nice improvement in performance.


    A little bit of Ram goes a long way in helping out performance. :)
     
  5. zorg macrumors regular

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