Purpose of RAM upgrade?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Adomian, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Adomian macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2012
    I was thinking of upgrading the RAM on my iMac to 8 or 12GB. I know basically what RAM does, but can anyone tell me what kind of an effect it would have on gaming? Do the textures load to the RAM, and if so does having more RAM speed up the game? Thanks.
  2. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    What kind of games (and which iMac) are we talking about? I don't think that going from 8 to 12 gig will be any benefit for you.
  3. stridemat Moderator


    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Reset your computer and then load a game. Play for a while and then post your page in and outs from activity monitor here.

    It will help you decide if more ram would be beneficial for gaming.

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