Difference 768MB to 1.5GB?

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  1. TodVader macrumors 6502a

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    I just upgraded to Leopard. It works fine with 768MB but has its slowdowns with photoshop cs2 and iWeb. I just ordered a 1GB stick which will replace my 256 stick. Will I see a big difference going from 768MB to 1.5GB? I have a fairly slow computer (iBook G4 1.33Ghz).
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    It all depends how many programs, widgets, and processes you have loaded up but the extra RAM should make a noticeable difference.
     
  3. TodVader thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Does adding more memory make your apps open faster? Apps like Photoshop, iWeb, games, etc?
     
  4. elbirth macrumors 65816

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    You'll notice a huge difference. heck, I was amazed at the difference going from 1GB to 2GB on my MacBook Pro.

    Applications will probably load a little faster, but you'll notice it more in how the system continues to respond quickly even when you have quite a few things going on at once.
     
  5. mmendoza27 macrumors 6502

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    It should make a noticable difference. My dad's new 24" iMac runs Leopard decently, but open 3-4 programs (iPhoto, iTunes, Safari, iChat) and you'll start noticing a slowdown. Throw Parallels in there and you're gone.

    You can never have too much RAM, you'll notice a nice difference since it'll be 1.5GB, even in doing the small stuff. That's why I'm ordering 4GB for the iMac, 3GB for my MacBook Pro, and 2GB for my MacBook.
     
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