Should I bump up an iMacs Ram

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by tominated, Jul 7, 2006.

  1. tominated macrumors 68000

    tominated

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    Hi, I am new here. I want to know if I should up a new iMacs ram to 1gb. I am going to be doing quite a bit of gaming and stuff like that. It's my first mac so please help me
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I would say yes. For gaming or video editing, an extra 512 MB will speed things up.
     
  3. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    for gaming, get as much as you can afford. 1.25 or 2GB won't go down too badly
     
  4. iSee macrumors 68040

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    Absolutely, you should.
    I had an Intel iMac at my old job with 512MB for a while. Even when using just using Word, Outlook and Flash it would often pause for 5-10 seconds switching between apps. With 1GB of RAM all pauses disappeared, even when running tons of apps.
     
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  6. Miguey macrumors 6502

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    Go for it, Gaming can always use the extra RAM.
     
  7. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I think so too. :)

    This reminds me, I read a story on tomshardware.com where they showed how having 2GB of RAM makes a noticeable improvement when playing games over a computer with 1GB of RAM.

    Sorry, I don't have a link though... :eek:
     

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