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Old Oct 8th, 2008, 10:51 AM   #1
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iMac 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo From 2 gb to 4gb Difference

I have the iMac 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, with 2 gb total RAM.

I do alot of Photoshop and use Aperture at the same time (photography business) so I thought with the RAM prices really good at Crucial why not upgrade to total 4 GB not that my system felt lagging, well sometimes it would take some time in Aperture to do something if PS is running also which I need to have at times.

Has anyone else upgraded to Max RAM 4 GB on this machine and found an quit difference?
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Old Oct 8th, 2008, 11:09 AM   #2
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It made a big difference for me, especially since I use VMWare a lot and can now assign a generous amount of memory to the virtual machine and still have lots left for OS X. Definitely go for it, RAM is cheap these days.
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Thanks, man makes me feel better knowing I'm not throwing the money away..
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Absolutely worth it. Similar to you, I needed to run some RAM taxing apps and the upgrade made a noticeable difference. So easy to swap out the RAM on these machines as well.
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Old Oct 10th, 2008, 10:20 AM   #5
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I just got the RAM unfortuanately 1 chip came as a dud, they are going to replace it, so right now I'm running on 3GB of total RAM ( the new 2 GB chip and 1 original 1 GB chip)...

and all I can say is WOOOOOOW, a massive difference..my Aperture Library (all my images are RAW and TIFFS some TIFF can be upto 70 MB for one image alone) loads at maybe 3 times the speed, Photoshop renders actions at least twice as fast...and this is with only 1 extra GB.

The computer responds also twice as fast when opening new apps...man I should have done this a while ago...but then again the RAM was twice as expensive a year ago...but man this is real shocker, can't wait until I get her running on 4 GB...
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