Can you tell how much more ram I need?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by GXPvince, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. GXPvince macrumors regular

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    I have a 2 x 3 GHZ Dual-Core Xeon Mac Pro... Can you tell how much ram I need by this screen shot? Being a wedding Photographer I tend to run Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4 at the same time, along with a few other small programs.

    I plan on getting an iMac here shortly, with the current generation iMac would it be a considerable upgrade to my Mac Pro?

    http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d40/vinciepo0/ActivityMonitor.jpg
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    To determine if you can benefit from more RAM, launch Activity Monitor and click the System Memory tab at the bottom to check your page outs. Page outs are cumulative since your last restart, so the best way to check is to restart your computer and track page outs under your normal workload (the apps, browser pages and documents you normally would have open). If your page outs are significant (say 1GB or more) under normal use, you may benefit from more RAM. If your page outs are zero or very low during normal use, you probably won't see any performance improvement from adding RAM.

    Mac OS X: Reading system memory usage in Activity Monitor
     
  3. robvas macrumors 68020

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    Add 8GB more
     
  4. GXPvince thread starter macrumors regular

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