Adding extra 8gb

Discussion in 'iMac' started by trackbikes, May 8, 2011.

  1. trackbikes macrumors regular

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    I have a 2011 i5 mac, it seems pretty fast but I noticed that i can get an extra 8gb of ram from Crucial for €78 seems like a bargain to me!

    So if I get it what differences will i notice?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Open Activity Monitor and take a look at how much RAM you are currently using (page outs are the most important). RAM is so cheap now so I would get 2x4GB anyway, even if you didn't really need it.
     
  3. trackbikes thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks I'll keep an eye on it.

    You are right about it being cheap i remember paying over £500 for an extra 4mb of ram


    found this

    1985 - 512KB (from $210 to $440)
    1989 - 4MB (from $753 to $1023)
    1993 - 4MB ($110)
    1998 - 16MB ($58)
    2001 - 128MB ($39)
    2003 - 512MB ($39 to $89)
     

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