iMac 2007: Investing 80€ for 6GB RAM worth it?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by apfelmann, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. apfelmann macrumors 6502

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    Hi,
    Currently my mid 2007 iMac has 4GB RAM.
    Would I see a big performance boost if upgrading to 6GB?

    Unfortunately this old RAM is now more expensive than some years ago. 80€ for one bar of 4GB. Worth it?

    Greetings from austria
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    It depends on what you are doing with it. My 2007 iMac with 4 GB RAM is fine doing normal tasks like browsing, watching video, editing spreadsheets and so on. It also has an SSD inside, which makes it react much faster.

    As for the RAM: Open Activity Monitor after a day of typical usage (and if the iMac has been started fresh at the beginning of the day) and select All Processes and then sort by Real Mem to show you the process(es) using up your RAM.
     
  3. apfelmann thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, I'll try that.

    I also have SSD, but via FireWire ... Wanted to avoid the hassle of opening the iMac, and the old HDD inside is used for Bootcamp-windows for the kids (gaming) ;-)
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Okay, I forgot to add something. Look for PAGE OUTS and SWAP USED and report back.
     

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