iMac 21.5' 4gb vs 8gb Ram?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lhayati, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. lhayati macrumors newbie

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    Hey,

    I have a dual core 3.06ghz iMac with 4GB of ram. I am experiencing lagg in applications such as iMovie 11, is this to do with the processor or insufficient ram?

    When I check activity monitor I usually have about 100 - 200mb free ram, but it says 1GB inactive, why is this?

    So should I upgrade to 8GB? Currently it has 2x2gb, so would it be better if I buy another 2x2gb or a 1x4gb?

    Thanks,
    Louis
     
  2. smoge macrumors regular

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    If your using and making large files in imovie then it mite be the ram, How much free space do you have on your HDD?
     
  3. lhayati thread starter macrumors newbie

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    400gb, so I don't think it's got anything to do with that.
     
  4. smoge macrumors regular

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