upgrade needed?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by andytaff, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. andytaff macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2013
    hi i'm a newbie here, sorry if this sounds like a dumb question..
    i have a
    24-inch, Early 2008
    Processor 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Memory 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    Graphics ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro 256 MB
    Software OS X 10.8.5 (12F45)
    and i'm running lightroom 4, cs6 and usually the internet at the same time..
    is this too much for this system?
    it is slow rendering images and sometimes crashes..so thinking of upgrading to an older(probably 2011) 27" with 12-16gb of ram as i can only go to 6gb on my machine.
    or would changing to an SSD help speed up rendering?
    Thanks for any help or advice
  2. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    You're most likely running in to a memory issue.

    Do look at what refurb iMacs Apple has for sale. They have mostly 2012 models currently with a few 2011s. You'll save money and still have a 1 year Apple Warranty.

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