Finally bought my iMac

vevion

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 9, 2016
18
3
Germany
Hello,

Finally i've bought my new 21.5 late 2015 iMac, it's absolutely a beast.

I've been now using it for a week and it's a fun to play with.

What i'm confused is the 8 gb of RAM, do you think it will be enough for the future use ?

I've paid for my machine about 1400 € with two years of warranty.

I just hope it works flawlessly and do it's daily work ;):apple:.

Regards
 

vrBrew

Suspended
Mar 3, 2017
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High life, High times
Hello,

Finally i've bought my new 21.5 late 2015 iMac, it's absolutely a beast.

I've been now using it for a week and it's a fun to play with.

What i'm confused is the 8 gb of RAM, do you think it will be enough for the future use ?

I've paid for my machine about 1400 € with two years of warranty.

I just hope it works flawlessly and do it's daily work ;):apple:.

Regards
The memory should be fine unless you do tasks that are memory intensive. Use your activity monitor to check for used and swap. If you see swap then you could probably use more. If you need more it is easy enough to add and memory is pretty cheap now.
 

vevion

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 9, 2016
18
3
Germany
The memory should be fine unless you do tasks that are memory intensive. Use your activity monitor to check for used and swap. If you see swap then you could probably use more. If you need more it is easy enough to add and memory is pretty cheap now.
I know that memory is cheap, but the memory is soldered to the logic board.
 

MythicFrost

macrumors 68040
Mar 11, 2009
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Unless it's changed with the recent models, you can't replace the memory in a 21.5" iMac.

8GB is pretty good. Depends what you do with it. I prefer 12/16GB myself.
 

vevion

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 9, 2016
18
3
Germany
I think i will buy a external SSD to increase the speed of the performance.

I thought 5400 rpm would be very slow, but i'm surprised.
 

EnderBeta

macrumors 6502a
Aug 5, 2016
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519
Hello,

Finally i've bought my new 21.5 late 2015 iMac, it's absolutely a beast.

I've been now using it for a week and it's a fun to play with.

What i'm confused is the 8 gb of RAM, do you think it will be enough for the future use ?

I've paid for my machine about 1400 € with two years of warranty.

I just hope it works flawlessly and do it's daily work ;):apple:.

Regards
Define future use and your use case. I have 8GB on my 2015 13" MBP and I can run a Windows VM fine enough. It should be ok for at least a 2 or 3 years. You might want to grab a memory management software though.
 

MythicFrost

macrumors 68040
Mar 11, 2009
3,932
38
Australia
I think i will buy a external SSD to increase the speed of the performance.

I thought 5400 rpm would be very slow, but i'm surprised.
SSD is a very good idea. I used one over USB 3.1 w/ UASP and it was quite good even though random speeds were 1/3rd of what they could be with Thunderbolt, it's still so fast compared to a HDD.
 
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