2.8Ghz vs 3.06Ghz...2MB v 4MB ram...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by zarley, May 24, 2008.

  1. zarley macrumors member

    May 14, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    Is there any data on this comparing these two? I have the 2.8ghz and 2MB NVIDIA 8800GS one now but have the opportunity to "upgrade" through Apple "at a cost" because I have a buzzing monitor. So, what do you guys think? Is it worth it?

    ...BTW I meant 2GB v 4GB RAM!
  2. James Howlett macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2008
    If your talking about the 3.06 then yes upgrade, if your talking about the Ram how much is it, cause you can get more ram for less then apple sells.
  3. CWallace macrumors 603


    Aug 17, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    A 2.8GHz CPU with 4GB of RAM will likely, overall, be a better performer then a 3.06GHz unit with 2GB - or at least close enough that the money you saved will be of more value. :)

    Though do not buy the extra RAM from Apple as you can save significant money going third party.
  4. burningrave101 macrumors 6502

    Mar 4, 2008
    If you're asking whether or not it's worth it to upgrade from the 2.8Ghz 2GB RAM machine to a 3.06Ghz 4GB machine you're going to have to stipulate what value "at a cost" is. Unless Apple is giving you a slick deal then just upgrade the RAM yourself.
  5. D4F Guest


    Sep 18, 2007
    Planet Earth
    I would upgrade simply because the 3.06 will last you a little longer in terms of performance.

    Don't buy RAM from Apple. Wait a bit and buy from OWC or any other seller. They work same yet are way cheaper. Oh and the difference between 2 and 4GB is noticeable.

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