2008 24" iMac 3.06 memory amounts - HELP!

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  1. HE15MAN macrumors 6502a

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    I currently have 4 GB of memory in this setup. How do I tell if I should bump it up to the 6 GB max? When I am running Aperture 3, it spends a good amount of time processing even when I have "Faces and Places" turned off.

    The activity monitor currently shows the Page Ins as 26 GB and the Page Outs as 80 MB's with 39 MB of free memory.

    Thanks!
     
  2. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    26gb to 80mb is a pretty swell ratio for page ins and outs. I don't think you need anymore.


    My own personal rule of thumb is if page outs are 10% or more of page ins after an average day of two of use, or your average heavy workload's use.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    More RAM is never bad. Aperture is pretty RAM hungry so the more, the better. However, as you said "processing", it sounds like the CPU might be the bottleneck.
     
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  5. spinnerlys Guest

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    Is there missing something in the above sentence? I can't really get a grip on it.
     
  6. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    Yes, the sentence above it which talked about ratios and needing more ram.


    But to set all ambiguity aside, I'm trying to say that for me, if my page outs are 10% or more of my page ins after a certain amount of average heavy workload use, then I'd consider getting more ram for myself.
     

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