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Mac Specs: 20" iMac 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo - eMac 1.42 GHz (RIP) - iMac G3 400 MHz - iPad 2 16GB

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On OWC's site they say my 20" iMac can handle up to 6GB of RAM. It is my understanding that Mac's generally prefer matched pairs of RAM so I'm wondering if I might see only a marginal improvement in performance over my current 2 x 2GB configuration, or will adding another 2GB really get me the full benefit of 6GB?

The reason I ask is that I'm anticipating upgrading my hardware (more RAM, possibly an SSD) to better handle Lion when it comes out this summer. I'm wondering if my money might be better spend just switching to an SSD and leaving the RAM at 4GB. I'm anticipating Lion to be even more of a RAM hog than Snow Leopard.

Mac Specs: 20" iMac 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo 4 GB RAM 500 GB HD OS 10.6.8 Magic Trackpad- eMac 1.42 GHz (RIP) - iMac G3 Grape 400 MHz 1GB RAM 40GB HD OS 10.4.11 iSub - iPad 2 16GB - iPod Classic 120 GB - iPod Shuffle 2nd Gen 1GB - Apple TV 2
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