IMac :: How Much Performance Increase - Can I Expect By Going From 4 GB Ram To 8 GB Ram

Feb 18, 2010

I am going to change my iMac's Memory from 4 GB to 8 GB. I have the March 2009 version of the iMac. 3.06 Ghz, ATI Video 4850, and so on. I would like to know in everyone's opinion how much of a performance gain I could get?

This is the software that I use that may be memory dependent, PhotoShop CS, Final Cut Express 4.0, Other Video Editing software, I also use Handbrake to convert my presently owned DVD's into a iphone format, would that convert any faster or is that only a processor factor

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I'm considering replacing the 640 gb Hitachi HDT721064SLA360 in my 24" iMac with a Samsung Spinpoint F3EG HD203WI 2TB drive. I'm just wondering if anyone can tell me whether I will see any performance increases along with the extra capacity. The Hitachi is a 7200rpm drive, while the Sammy is 5400rpm, but the Hitachi has only a 16mb buffer and the Sammy sports a 32mb. Would the Samsung be faster than the Hitachi or would it suffer because of the lower rotational speed?

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Info:
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This might help you starcraft junkies out there as it may give a 20% increase in performance. I played MW2 for two solid hours tonight without lockups at 625 / 1340. (11" 1.6 4GB) Thanks go to all in the refrenced thread that contributed to these findings!

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Also, I am considering rebooting the system as there is an account on there with a forgotten password and the original administrator password is long forgotten. What would be the best way to go about doing this? I have 10.4 os discs, with extra memory would this work ok?

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I'm new to IMac and I did a quick search and found nothing. I got an IMac less than 24hrs ago. With the IMac I find that I struggle to read things even with my glasses on. Is there any possible way of changing the system font so I can make it larger? Trying to read things on the imac is actually giving me a headache because my eyes are straining so much.

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I have also found that when you boot up iMovie 09, it takes alot longer to be ready than it did 2 weeks ago (before the update)

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