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Power Mac - more ram please ?


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Hi !

I've just got my hands on a used G5 2.5Ghz Quad, I've upgraded the ram to 8gig and I was wondering if it's worth maxing the ram out or not ?

I'm going to be using Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects etc and was wondering if it was worth popping 16gig of ram in the machine ....

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Probably not. With 8 Gb of memory you should have no problem whatsoever using Photoshop and Illustrator. What you might consider though is a faster larger hard drive to speed things up.

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Bear in mind that CS3 is still 32 bit, so any one application can only address 2 gig maximum. So photoshop will not really gain an advantage until a 64 bit version is released

8 gig is tons anyway, only after effects will see any advantage, but I dont know if that is still 32 bit as well
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Thanks for the info ...

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Ok so my mind's been wondering about this ...... Why would anyone get 16gig of ram in their machine if it's of no use to them ...

Are there some applications/processes that would benefit from the extra ram?

I'm sorry if this is a stupid question but I have no idea how computers work and I'm just interested in this ..

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