Ok so I took the plunge and ordered...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by joelovesapple, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. joelovesapple macrumors 6502a

    joelovesapple

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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?
     
  2. MrGIS macrumors regular

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    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?....
     
  3. justinthesommer macrumors regular

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    You should definitely see a huge difference almost instantly by installing new ram. It'll make your system breathe easier lol
     
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    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.
     

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