16gb vs 24 gb on yosemite

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by ek9max, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. ek9max macrumors regular

    Feb 22, 2011
    Will anybody notice a difference?

    I just ordered the new retina 27" iMac. I got the 4.0 guard i7 and 1tb SSD.

    I just ordered the base 8gb of ram cause I can steal 8 or 16 from my late 2012 that currently has 24gb.

    I was thinking of just stealing 8 form that as it would be a more attractive sell for my 2012 to have 16 gb.....

    Thanks in advance.
  2. dlmart2 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2007
    It's always cheaper to buy 3rd party RAM. I always only order base RAM from Apple. But to answer your question. 24 is better than 16.
  3. AllergyDoc macrumors 65816


    Mar 17, 2013
    Utah, USA
    I've been running the Beta for a couple of weeks on my 32GB iMac. My understanding is Yosemite was designed to use available RAM (someone on another thread posted that). With light–to–medium usage, I rarely go below 20GB free. The only time it's gone below that is with heavy iPhoto usage.
  4. bennibeef macrumors 6502

    May 22, 2013
    And what should I say with my 2011 15 inch with still 4GB RAM?

    That still works and I have nothing to complain about. It has of course a SSD thats makes paging out not terrible but my Memory pressure is almost always green.

    And I actually work on this machine, wow! I'm a programmer and dont need that much yes, because I dont handle really large files.

    Back in 2011 I thought the first thing I do is to stick 16GB in this machine but then waited and never needed to do it.

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