2GB of RAM at 800Mhz or 4GB of RAM at 667Mhz?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Will Cheyney, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

    Will Cheyney

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    #1
    My iMac came with 2GB of 800Mhz RAM installed.
    I also own a 4GB of 667Mhz RAM kit.

    Any ideas which I'd be better off with?

    Thanks!
     
  2. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

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  3. bub9001 macrumors newbie

    bub9001

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    I think it would matter what you intend on doing. If you are gaming or video editing at all the faster Ram will help. But i have seen Test with Ram at both speeds and your CPU may never get above 2GB of ram unless you open like 10 apps at the same time. Plus you could always sell the 4GB of ram to some one and buy one 2GB Ram stick and wait till you need more than 2GB of ram and buy another 2GB stick then. I guess it all comes down to what your needs as far as apps you are running, and if you have to see everything go really fast?

    I have been running on a 6 year old PC for Video editing, and it is pretty slow for a new iMac user to use. But i am use to it and I don't want to spend the extra cash yet for a new iMac or Mini. I don't think you will see a huge jump with a slower ram.
     

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