4 to 8 gig ram?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by DougY, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. DougY macrumors 6502

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    For everyday use, how much change would I notice by adding 4gig ram to the factory 4, for a total of 8gig?
     
  2. Yakuza macrumors 6502a

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    for every day use? i guess you won't be noticing that much of a difference really. 4 gb for everyday use it's perfect.
     
  3. Yakuza macrumors 6502a

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    i guess it's pretty much like putting a ferrari engine in a civic just for walking around the block
     
  4. knewsom macrumors 6502a

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  5. BelowTheBelt macrumors regular

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    Define "everyday" because everyday I am using Aperture with Final Cut rendering, have Safari open with at least two tabs, firefox is downloading something, Mail, iTunes & Parallels are also open.

    So yeah big time difference in "everyday" use mate.

    If you can afford to do it, I would suggest putting it in.

    I would install it and enjoy it, because as your computing needs grow it will be ready when you are.
     
  6. Kevin Rohrer macrumors newbie

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    4Gigs is Fine

    I have a 4gb i7 and have been watching my resources. After one week of use, there have been no page swaps and 28% of the mem is unused. At this point, my normal usage wouldn't benefit from adding 4-gigs.
     
  7. Yakuza macrumors 6502a

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    there ya go ;)
     

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