memory upgrade on 21.5" i3 2010

Discussion in 'iMac' started by beerglass007, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. beerglass007 macrumors 6502

    May 13, 2008
    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

    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


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    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


    Dec 17, 2009
    Folsom, CA
    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

    May 13, 2008
    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
  5. Loono macrumors member


    Oct 9, 2009

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