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    Jan 28, 2006
    powermacG5 2.3ghz 2gig ram running logicpro7
    G5 and upgrading memory

    i have a G5 powermac 2.3 i bought it new early 2006 and bought 2 gigs of ram at the time. 2 x 1 Gb

    Right i use logic pro 7 and ableton alot and have noticed lately thats its slowing done alot.

    would adding another 2 gigs of ram improve the performance of these apps?

    If so i have another question which ram do i buy?

    this is what is in now x 2
    Size: 1 GB
    Type: DDR2 SDRAM
    Speed: PC2-4200U-444
    Status: OK

    know when i go on what is ECC and how can i tell what is in my mac now so i buy the same as all i can find is the info above on the ram thats installed

    here is a link to what i am thinking of buying

    i will be buying the 2 x 1GB would that be right?

    powermac G5 2.3Ghz 2 gig ram
    20" apple monitor
    macbookpro 2.16 100gigHd@ 7200rpm 2gig ram

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    Apr 29, 2006
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    iMac 27" 3.4 GHz, 256 GB SSD, 2 TB HDD, 8 GB RAM
    Before making the leap, you should go out and get yourself something like MenuMeters or iStatPro or any of a number of utilities that will allow you to monitor memory usage. Memory may not be the problem - something else may be slowing down your Mac. I have 2.5 GB of RAM in mine and I can see that I have never come close to using it all up, despite heavy use of Photoshop, along with the usual stuff I have running (Safari, Thunderbird, iTunes and about 20 widgets). Really, 2 GB ought to be plenty. I would advise a little research before taking this step.
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