Ok so I took the plunge and ordered...

joelovesapple

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Sep 25, 2006
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...another 8gb RAM for my late 2012 27 inch iMac. It has 8 already but I've done my housekeeping and every test I've run says all is well. I am just sick of beach balls in iTunes (I keep my music on my Mybook Live NAS). Sometimes though, I get beach balls at odd times and it's annoying. The hard drive is a standard mechanical one.

Has anyone else done this and has it made a noticeable improvement to the speed of your mac?
 

MrGIS

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Jul 30, 2010
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Ontario Canada
...another 8gb RAM for my late 2012 27 inch iMac. It has 8 already but I've done my housekeeping and every test I've run says all is well. I am just sick of beach balls in iTunes (I keep my music on my Mybook Live NAS). Sometimes though, I get beach balls at odd times and it's annoying. The hard drive is a standard mechanical one.

Has anyone else done this and has it made a noticeable improvement to the speed of your mac?
Really? Where asking a questions about if more ram will help with system performance? No reason to believe it will solve your iTunes woes, but in general more ram is always a good thing. But you knew that already didn't you?....
 

yjchua95

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Apr 23, 2011
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...another 8gb RAM for my late 2012 27 inch iMac. It has 8 already but I've done my housekeeping and every test I've run says all is well. I am just sick of beach balls in iTunes (I keep my music on my Mybook Live NAS). Sometimes though, I get beach balls at odd times and it's annoying. The hard drive is a standard mechanical one.

Has anyone else done this and has it made a noticeable improvement to the speed of your mac?
There's your problem. The beach balling is largely due to your mechanical hard drive. Even with 16GB of RAM on my 2011 15" MBP, I always got beach balling and 3 minute boot times. In the end, I lost my temper and put a 512GB Samsung 840 Pro instead. After that, boot times were 11 seconds with constant app launching, and all beach balling disappeared.