Upgrading RAM

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  1. Macways macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys just a quick question, do you think I would see an increase in the performance of gaming if I were to add more RAM to my machine? I have the entry level iMac 2011 and I'm looking to play a few graphic intensive games.

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    Most games don't benefit much from RAM. The bottleneck is usually the GPU.
     
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    Bad times! Is there no way to upgrade the video card as it's integrated on the board?
     
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    The GPU is not integrated as it's a separate MXM board but upgrading it isn't very easy. Even harder is to find compatible replacement cards. Have you tried playing the games yet? The iMac might be just fine for them as it is.
     
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    Ahh I see, no I haven't played them yet, I'll see how it goes! Thanks for the advice though man
     
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    Actually, if the game you were playing does heavy disk read/write operations(e.g. WoW when it's loading a lot of character models in major cities), you might see a performance gain if you upgrade your iMac from 4GB of memory to 8GB, since the operating system will get more memory to cache disk operations. I say you can try this if you have the extra money, but don't expect too much from it.
     

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