RAM for iMac.

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  1. gojohnnyboi

    gojohnnyboi Well-Known Member

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    I have 2GB of ram in my iMac(iMac8,1), and It's not very fast from what I see. Do you think that upgrading to 4GB(the max in this computer) would make a big difference? I mean, it takes several seconds to open up iTunes or Safari. Sometimes 10+ seconds for Xcode.

    Thanks!
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    ZunePod Banned

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    You can go 8GB (unofficially) I think.

    RAM makes things miles faster IMO.
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    gojohnnyboi Well-Known Member

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    That's on the new iMacs. I have iMac8,1, which is 4GB maximum.
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    ZunePod Banned

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    Ah well, yeah upgrade.
  5. gojohnnyboi

    gojohnnyboi Well-Known Member

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    As I was reading on the internet, I found that the iMac I have has been reported to be able 2 use 6GB of DDR2 RAM. Maybe I can try that.
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    More RAM will help. I'm almost positive you can go 6GB. SSD would real speed it up!
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    Thank you Skylar for that.

    Looking to buy as well.
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