Experiences with upgrading RAM?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by euon, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. euon macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2013
    I have a late 2011 21" iMac (i5, 4GB RAM)
    I was just wondering what everyone's experiences have been with upgrading their RAM.
    Is the performance boost worth it? Or have you noticed a performance boost at all? I'm unsure if I should increase to 8 or 16 GB
    I dont do any video or rendering of any sort. But I do some photography and use lightroom fairly often. Also I am now dual booting to windows 7 for a bit of (light) gaming.

    Any advice would be appreciated :)
  2. ezramoore macrumors 6502a

    Mar 20, 2006
    Washington State
    You will likely notice the difference with more RAM, however a SSD is likely to make a more noticeable difference.

    It is almost silly to consider anything less than 16 GB, as your needs will likely grow, and 8 GB sticks are reasonably cheap.

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