memory upgrade on 21.5" i3 2010

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  1. beerglass007 macrumors 6502

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    Currently have 4GB of ram in the iMac.

    What would 8GB do with regards to performance within OSX and Win7 64Bit

    The iMac is a i3 3.2GHZ

    I play SC2 and TF2 in OSX and Win7.

    I can get this http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=F0FF4789A5CA7304

    so i'll keep the 2 x 2GB already in the machine and just add another 2 x 2GB sticks for £50

    Or am I wasting my money ?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Depends what you do. Games are still mostly 32-bit so extra RAM won't help with them but if you're multitasking or running Windows in VM, then more RAM will definitely help.

    For 50 pounds, I would go for it.
     
  3. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

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    In my opinion adding RAM is one of the best upgrades for the money there is. However without knowing how you use your iMac it's a little difficult to say. I am guessing you are using Boot Camp rather than virtualization software however either way I would recommend upgrading your RAM.
     
  4. beerglass007 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I do run virtual box and sometimes a network emualtor like GNS3

    So yeah might got for it

    Just wondering if OSX will run better
     
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