How big is the performance bump on 512 to 1GB on iMac?
June 11, 2005 10:31AM
Current Mac Hardware
edited January 2014
I have a iMac G5 with 512 RAM and I am considering a jump to 1,024...any idea how much this will boost speed?
Has anyone done benchmarking tests on this?
Reply 1 of 5
June 11, 2005 10:54AM
I can't really comment on jumping from 512mb to 1gb, but the performance increase I got from jumping from 256mb to 1gb was staggering.
I've not been a mac user very long but the general rule of thumb seems to be 1gb or more.
Reply 2 of 5
June 11, 2005 1:29PM
Thanks Alasdair for your comments. I will probably upgrade.
Anyone else have view?
Reply 3 of 5
June 11, 2005 1:43PM
I wouldn't go by just my word, it really does depend on what you're doing.
If you surf, chat, e-mail and listen to music then 512mb will probably suffice. If you use a lot of multimedia stuff such as iPhoto, iMovie, etc. then 1gb may give you that little bit extra.
Reply 4 of 5
June 11, 2005 3:12PM
I work with large Excel sheets and use iPhoto heavily. I like a zippy Mac also.
Reply 5 of 5
June 11, 2005 3:49PM
i've got 1gb on my imac and i guess you could say its "zippy"