Ram or 10.2

Should I buy more memory or OSX 10.2??

  • Memory

    Votes: 1 5.0%
  • OSX 10.2

    Votes: 19 95.0%

  • Total voters
    20
  • Poll closed .

TimDaddy

macrumors 6502
Original poster
I have an iMac G4, 800mhz with the 256 mb of memory that came with it. It can be pretty slow at times. I'm sure a memory upgrade will help, but have also heard that OS 10.2 is a lot faster. I can only afford to do one or the other right now. Which should I do first?
 

Rower_CPU

Moderator emeritus
Oct 5, 2001
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San Diego, CA
10.2 will give you more than just speed improvements. You'll also get improved functionality/stability from the OS and most apps.

Memory prices are still dropping these days, so I'd hold off...unless you're doing a lot of video/audio/graphics work that requires a ton of memory. For general web browsing/email you'll be fine with 256.
 

King Cobra

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Mar 2, 2002
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Yeah, Probably 10.2 would make the ride on the supercomputer seem much more effecient and worthwile, because of the speed increases and what have you.

Besides, with extra memory, you won't get Sherlock 3, iChat, or a white Pro Mouse in the System Pref. Pane. :p
 

cb911

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Mar 12, 2002
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BrisVegas, Australia
i would have to say to get 10.2, but i did hear the other day that all Macs benefit from having more RAM... but i'd still say to go for 10.2, and then get some more RAM later.
 

bousozoku

Moderator emeritus
Jun 25, 2002
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Gone but not forgotten.
RAM will always be a concern no matter which version of Mac OS X you use, especially with a slow hard drive. However, the stability and speed improvements in 10.2 will be worth waiting a bit longer for the memory.
 

topicolo

macrumors 68000
Jun 4, 2002
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Ottawa, ON
Originally posted by xrhajj
Get Both!!! ;)
memory will be ever cheaper later this month.:D
how would you know that, especially after the fact that memory prices have been rising sharply since late July?
 

macsurfer

macrumors regular
Jul 18, 2002
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NYC, L.A.
Get 10.2 first but put as much memory in as you can asap. I have 640mb in my iMac DVSE 500mhz and it runs OS X beautifully. I have no complaints. However, I'm upping my RAM to 1024mb very soon.