iMac and Aperture...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Feverish Flux, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. Feverish Flux macrumors regular

    Sep 27, 2007
    FYI for those of you planning on using an iMac in conjunction with Aperture and Photoshop (to be fair, I am using CS2 so Rosetta is a factor here).

    I have 4GB of RAM installed on a 2.4 24" machine. After a day of using both programs with Mail and Safari also open, here are the memory specs (an awful lot of page outs for 4GB of RAM). I can tell you that 2GB won't cut it (tried it).

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  2. Shortia macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2007
    Maybe the CS2 thing was the problem?

    I was running CS3 and Aperture on a 2GB 2GHz machine and it ran pretty quickly.
  3. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    My Mini (1.66 CD) runs Aperture and PSCS3 concurrently without any trouble.
  4. Bigtree macrumors 6502


    Aug 7, 2007
    Safari is your problem, it has a memory leak.
  5. Feverish Flux thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 27, 2007
    Nah, it's an Aperture/Rosetta are memory hogs problem because I still get high page out ratios, even when Safari is not being used. ;)

    Just posting a general observation, really, for anyone using CS2 and Aperture. Two gigs of RAM really don't cut it.

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