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    Unhappy More memory - is it worth it?
    Hi people!

    Opinions and advice requested please. I am the proud owner of an iMac currently running Snow Leopard with a 2.66 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, and while they say "supports up to 8 GB ram," I have read in several places that sometimes the additional ram is useless if the system cannot utilize it.
    I dunno - not really a technical wiz.

    Problem is that this afternoon I was working in PS CS4 (#&*#$!!) but enough on that and let's not go there... and also had Safari open to a couple of web pages and Microsoft Word for the Mac. First Word froze, and then when I tried to print something off of Photoshop I got an error message telling me that there was not enough ram and PS quit!

    Well I really need to have all these things running at the same time, so my immediate reaction was - OK more ram - coming up!

    Will this really solve my problem though do you think? It is a new iMac, less than 6 months old, and the newest out there so I would think the system would welcome it. Any thoughts please?

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    You never told us how much ram you currently have!

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    Oops - sorry you're right. 2 GB

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathmat View Post
    Oops - sorry you're right. 2 GB
    You're most economical memory upgrade is to go to 4 gig of ram. That will cost you around $88 bucks.

    To get yourself to 8 gig of ram (which you may or may not need)...will cost you close to $550 dollars. The 4 gig x 2 memory sticks are very expensive.

    Here's a site to check prices:

    Memory up to 8GB for Apple iMac 20" and 24" Models 2.66GHz to 3.06GHz DDR3 'March/2009 with mini-DisplayPort' models at OtherWorldComputing.com

    Hope this helps,

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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