Upgrade to Snow Leopard, and will you upgrade your RAM?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Henry Li, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. Henry Li macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2009
    I am curious about the system requirement of Snow Leopard. Since the performance and speed are better on SL, I think Snow Leopard will consume a little bit more resource of our macs., although I know Snow Leopard is just only the refinement of the software.

    So, my question is that WILL YOU UPGRADE YOUR RAM OF YOUR MAC?

    P.S. I'm a mac beginner. I know a little thing about mac, so please don't be angry with my limited knowledge. Thanks!!!
  2. jmpage2 macrumors 68040


    Sep 14, 2007
    I have not observed SL using any more memory resources than Leopard.

    When I run my normal tasks (email, finder, iChat, Firefox, etc) I have about 2GB of RAM free when running under SL. That's about the same I saw under Leopard.

    When I start running Sling Player, VMware Fusion and everything else, then I will use up all 4GB that I have.
  3. Steve J. macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2008
    United States of America
    Well from my experience, my 2 year old iMac with 2GB of RAM runs Snow Leopard very well; I think it runs even better than Leopard did. And my new MacBook Pro with 4GB of RAM just screams.

    So from my experience, a RAM upgrade is definitely not needed.
  4. Lordedmond macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2008
    Tilchestune UK
    the amount of ram you need is more to do with what you do, than what OS you use

    I use my iMac for photo editing ect and I was running out of ram 4gig so I have had to up it to 8gig.
  5. After G macrumors 68000

    After G

    Aug 27, 2003
    I would if I could, but I can't, so I won't. (2 GB is the max in Core Duo Minis)

    That being said, it's not really necessary as my Mini feels almost like a whole new computer with SL. The mini ran slow under Leopard; maybe it's part of the refinement?
  6. Markleshark macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2006
    Carlisle, Up Norf!
    I must admit, I bought a 6GB RAM kit on the same day I ordered SL, but I had been flirting with that since I bought the Mac Pro, wasn't a thing I did because of Snow Leopards release.

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