More Ram or faster internet speed?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by buffybaby, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. buffybaby macrumors newbie

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    My mac is 2 years old. I have a 21.5 inch with 4GB.The iMac has been wonderful and pretty fast. My question is some movies or videos I watch online, say from you tube or other places start and stop during the video while am I am watching it. This is annoying. Is my problem that I need more Ram or do I need a faster DSL. I have Frontier as my server. And if it is the RAM , how much more do I need. I need feedback. Thank you, Buffybaby
     
  2. Baklava macrumors 6502a

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    It seems to be your internet connection. What is your current speed? Here is a way to test it: http://www.speed.io
     
  3. OpTic Jayex macrumors regular

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    If I am correct, you can put up to 32 gb of ram in your machine. I would max out your ram. It makes it more snappier! As for your Internet, maybe. do you have Hi-speed Internet?
     
  4. opinio macrumors 65816

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    What internet speeds to you get on www.speedtest.net? Run a few tests and post them as there is a significant range in ADSL speeds. The start and stop on streaming sounds like internet speeds though and not RAM.
     
  5. buffybaby thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It says my download speed is 2.89Mbps and upload speed is .70mbps So what does this all mean. buffybaby

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    Yes ,I do have high speed internet
     
  6. elithrar macrumors 6502

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    Please don't do this. 32GB RAM is incredibly unnecessary—you are unlikely to see any difference beyond 8GB for most tasks, and if you're a light user (web browsing, email, light documents) even 4GB is fine.
     
  7. Bear macrumors G3

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    Faster internet would help and you would want to add 8GB of ram to your system.
     
  8. Intell macrumors P6

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    To correct the video buffering problem, you will have to get a faster internet connection. Increasing the amount of ram will not help that problem at all.
     
  9. haddy macrumors regular

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    2.89Mbps is pretty slow....try and get over 10Mbps if you can. May need another internet provider. RAM is irrelevant in this situation. However,you can never have enough RAM. I have 32 GB.
     
  10. Ak907Freerider macrumors 6502

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    Yes faster internet for sure. Also check your router make sure it is putting out what your paying for. I just upgraded to the new AirPort Extreme and wow made a huge difference with my internet. Before I couldn't game and watch netflix. Now I can run 2 iPads my iPhone and iMac plus game on my ps3 with no problems.
     

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