Will upgrading 1GB RAM make a difference?

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  1. 2012Tony2012 macrumors 6502a

    2012Tony2012

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    Running Snow Leopard, 2008 iMac, 1GB RAM.

    Would upgrading to 2GB RAM really make much difference in speed apps open up and run?
     
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    Adding RAM can reduce slowdowns in the machine that happen because of excessive page file use. The more you multitask, the more that the machine has to stop and swap memory space on and off the hard drive. When you have enough memory, swapping is kept to a minimum and the machine can perform to its full potential.

    http://www.computer-answers.ca/2011...-what-will-adding-more-ram-to-my-computer-do/

    Two GB is a practical minimum for running OSX smoothly. 4 GB would be an even better investment, and your machine should handle that no problem. (you can go as far as 6 GB with this machine)

    http://www.computer-answers.ca/2012...s/q-what-memory-and-drives-fit-my-imac-intel/
     
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    It can take 6 GB:

    Apple does not always report the correct maximum amount of RAM, hell, the 2011 MBPs are still stated by Apple to go only to 8 GB of RAM, while they currently can take 16 GB of RAM and theoretically 32 GB of RAM if 16 GB 204-pin DDR3 SO-DIMM RAM modules would be available.
     

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