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    Xer's Avatar
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    Replace iMac or upgrade it?
    Hi!

    I'm in a big dilemma right now.
    I'm pretty tight on budget but my iMac started being kinda slow, I can't multitask through heavier software like Adobe and Logic Pro which I use a lot.
    Also my wireless mighty mouse is becoming a pain and the scrolling ball barely works anymore no matter what I do to fix it.

    My iMac specs are:
    24" Aluminum (mid 2008)
    2.8Ghz C2D Processor
    2GB Ram
    320GB Harddrive
    1.5TB External hard drive (so no problems with storage whatsoever).

    My question is, since I'm pretty tight on budget, should I upgrade the RAM to 4GB + buy a new mouse (which should be like $200)? or should I wait another 6 months (the least) as I am right now and just buy a brand new 27" iMac?
    It's just that I'm not sure when my iMac will be ready to retire, I still think it's in great shape, just needs an upgrade.

    Thanks

    Erez

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    I would try the ram upgrade I have noticed things are requiring more ram every year and a 2.8GHz C2D is still respectable besides it will help with resale when the time comes.

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    Upgrade the RAM and continue to save money for a new Mac. The one you have now is pretty good actually.
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    Xer's Avatar
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    If my processor is good enough as you say, than I'm definitely gonna just upgrade the RAM to 4GB and wait another 6-7 months 'till I buy a new iMac =]
    Thanks guys for the replies you helped me a lot! =]

    Erez

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    Xer's Avatar
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    I have another question please.
    My iMac is certified to receive maximum of 4GB RAM but I read that it actually could take up to 6GB unofficially and it would still be stable, I read it here:
    iMac 2007 and 2008 can be upgraded to 6GB RAM regardless of specified 4GB limit
    Is this true? will it be stable? or should I just stick to the 4GB program and not look for adventures?
    Thanks =]

    Erez

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