Early 2009 iMac ram upgrade, is this a good deal?

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  1. Theraker007 macrumors regular

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    on anothernote, its not possible to upgrade the video card too is it?
     
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    In theory, yes, but I don't know anyone who has done it so you would be a guinea pig. Besides, replacement GPUs are hard to find and cost fortunes
     
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    Hi, I have a 2008 imac (8,1) and I wanted to get the 4gb+ 2gb of ram but for some reason its $130 on macsales.com

    Is there anywhere else that I could get it cheaper because hes getting 8gb of ram for $50 less....
     
  5. PurrBall macrumors 6502a

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    Upgrading your RAM won't give you an FPS boost.
     
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    Are you running WoW on mac os x? If so, you might want to consider running it on Windows 7 if you're hungry for the FPS increase. I get this advice from a friend who has an early 2010 iMac (or late 2009) and claims about 15-20 more FPS on Windows 7 than on Mac OS X :(
     
  7. dh2005 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, it's a sorry truth that cross-platform games generally work better through Boot Camp.

    Half-Life 2 and Portal, for instance, don't run as well - given the same settings - on my Mac partition as they do on my Windows partition.
     
  8. Theraker007 thread starter macrumors regular

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    interesting, i may try this for the hell of it
     
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