iMac G5, Memory, and Leopard

Discussion in 'iMac' started by NeverhadaPC, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. NeverhadaPC macrumors 6502


    Oct 3, 2008
    I have an iMac G5 with 1 GB RAM that is limping around with Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Safari, email, MS Office) and am considering a RAM upgrade to 2GB in hopes of speeding up my old iMac. From OWC, I found the upgrade for 60ish dollars.

    Is the RAM upgrade going to noticeably improve my iMac's performance? Any experience with fully upgraded iMac memory?

  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

    Sep 10, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    It's likely to improve it, but it's still an iMac G5 running Leopard, so it's still going to be slow.
  3. NeverhadaPC thread starter macrumors 6502


    Oct 3, 2008
    Thanks for your recommendation.

    The min (rec'd) requirement for Leopard is 512 (1 GB) and right now I have 1 GB. I check Activity Monitor and Safari alone takes up (after running for a while) 500 MB RAM. :eek::eek:

    That's why I hope a RAM upgrade from 1 GB to 2 GB would really improve things... but I have nothing to compare against.
  4. Tech Elementz macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2011
    I don't think it necessarily give a significant speed boost, but you should be able to load more apps at once with no [less] problems...

Share This Page