iMac G5, Memory, and Leopard

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

  1. NeverhadaPC macrumors 6502

    NeverhadaPC

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    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?

    Thanks
     
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    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

    NeverhadaPC

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    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

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    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...
     

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