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I have 1GB in my May 2005 Dual 2.0 G5, but that is starting to feel awfully cramped. Once the coffers regain themselves, I would like an upgrade. Should I go for 2 or 3GB?
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I have 1 GB on my MacBook Pro. I shall one day double it.
post #3 of 73
I just doubled my memory to 2 gigs on my Macbook Pro.
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I find 1 gig to be good for most OSs although if given the chance I certainly will go for more.
post #5 of 73
I've got 1 GB in my MacPro, but I plan on adding another 4 GB soon as the price comes down.


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iMac Core Duo 2 Gigs.
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post #7 of 73
2 gigs. I'm always debating as to whether or not I should have gone with 3...
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post #8 of 73
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2 gigs. I'm always debating as to whether or not I should have gone with 3...

Back in my day, we didn't HAVE that option. :P
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Back in my day, we didn't HAVE that option. :P

Yeah, and now we have to pay $500 to get it.
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post #10 of 73
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I have 1GB in my May 2005 Dual 2.0 G5, but that is starting to feel awfully cramped. Once the coffers regain themselves, I would like an upgrade. Should I go for 2 or 3GB?

It depends on what you do with it. I have the original dual 2.0 and 2.5GB did very nicely. On other Macs, 2.0GB wasn't quite enough for me so I added 2GB to the PowerMac, from 512. If you can afford it, I suggest a total of 3.0GB. I used it for video and some basic photo work. The more programs you can keep in memory, the less time is spent waiting for for them to swap in and out and the more data can be kept in memory too.
post #11 of 73
I have two in my Macbook and will have two in my MacPro.
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A Gig for now, but I easily Tap out a Full Gig, or come really close until I Save everything, and restart so I can clear away anything I don't need open and empty my RAM a bit. It's faster then debating with myself about whether or not I need any given application open. I just open up the one I'm going to use and then anymore after that.

So basically I need 2 Gigs... eventually.

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post #13 of 73
Two in MB and MBP, 4.5 in PM Quad.
post #14 of 73
2 Gigs in my MacBook.
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8GB Quad G5.

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post #16 of 73
256MB in my 800mhz G4, and man does it ever have some snap!
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post #17 of 73
I've got 1.5 gb in my work machine because that's all it'll hold. I can't keep open all the apps I'd like to, or it bogs down. At home, I've got 3.5 gb in my G5, and that seems to be plenty enough to run a browser, iTunes, Mail some widgets & utilities, and a couple of the Adobe CS apps without putting the hurt on.

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post #18 of 73
256MB in my iBook G4. Need more...
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post #19 of 73
2 gigs in my Macbook and it does everything I want.
post #20 of 73
I've got 1.25G on my Macbook, waiting for another paycheck to get my other 1 Gig Stick. Really bogs down when I run Photoshop, especially on 10MP 16-bit RAW files.
post #21 of 73
4GB in my dual 2.0 G5 and 2GB in my G4 17.
post #22 of 73
640mb. As such as can be carried by an iBook.
post #23 of 73
Maxed out at 1Gb on my blue and white.
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post #24 of 73
2.5GB in an iMac. . .

We with above configuration are a small crowd. And yes, I would recommend getting more RAM, but beyond 2GB is usually kind of superfluous since a lot of apps can't access more than 2GB. 3GB would probably let you run simulations, or whatever, in the lower 2GB while the OS stays in the upper 1GB, providing the OS is smart enough to do this for you. Going beyond 3GB is silly for sure, since the big memory hog applications (Adobe) I don't think can utilize more than 2GB, and CS3 seems to be 32bit as well.

I may be wrong about Adobe, but as far as I know it's the case. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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post #25 of 73
2gb on mbp, will push up to 3 if and when necessary
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post #27 of 73
1.25 GB in an iMac G4 1Ghz.
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post #28 of 73
2 gb in my Mac Pro. 1gb in G4 Powerbook.
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post #29 of 73
Is everyone else finding that 2gb is sufficient for the most part?
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post #30 of 73
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Is everyone else finding that 2gb is sufficient for the most part?

yep. it's definitely roomier than 1gb. there might be times when i wished i had 4gb or more, but i can live without that much ram.
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yep. it's definitely roomier than 1gb. there might be times when i wished i had 4gb or more, but i can live without that much ram.

After 2 gb it seems to me as if all you need to do is cut down on the number of running applications and you'll be fine. It isn't like I'm trying to play a game, run Aperture, and Final Cut Express all at the same time.
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post #32 of 73
I have 2GB in my iMac and my MacBook still has the stock 512MB. At some point I'll upgrade RAM on the MacBook but I haven't decided whether I'll go to 1 or 2GB.
post #33 of 73
2GB in my november 2004 20" iMacG5
2GB in my november 2006 15" MacBook Pro 2,33Ghz C2D

It's enough for the work I do.
Both on the iMac and the MacBook Pro the HD is the bottleneck.
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post #34 of 73
I'm maxed out at 4MB on my Mac Plus.
post #35 of 73
Dual core 2.0 G5 with 2GB

Feels good

1GB was slow

 

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post #36 of 73
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I'm maxed out at 4MB on my Mac Plus.


I miss my Plus! Mine had 1MB, I think, and an external HD with, get this, a whopping 20MB!!

 

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post #37 of 73
I have 4 GB in my Dual 2.66 Mac Pro :P
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post #38 of 73
I just got a MacBook from my dad for college. Do you think Mushkin is a good brand for mac memory. I know they use to do it in the past and their stuff is now at Mac Mall. I know they have a great reputation for performance ram? Im considering this.....

http://www.macmall.com/macmall/shop/...181130&Redir=1

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post #39 of 73
I have 2,5GB on my G5 2*2,7
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post #40 of 73
Ive got 2GB in my MacBook White 2ghz

Makes SO much difference when using rosetta!

Best £200 i ever spent!


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