iMac: To get 4GB or 8GB?

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Hi,

I will be purchasing 2 iMacs, which I would like to activate boot camp on both in order to run Quickbooks on the windows end. Would the 21.5-inch: 2.5GHz 4GB be sufficient, or should I add on the 8GB?

Thanks!
 
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Suggest using 8GB of memory and install Windows 7 64 bit. This will enable Windows to access the fully memory. 32 bit can only access 3.5GB of memory regardless what is installed.
 
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Probably a bit late to say now, but if you haven't ordered them yet, just order them with the 4GB RAM & upgrade them yourself with some after-market parts (it's really easy, just one screw to remove the RAM cover at the base of the machine & slot-in a couple of extra 2GB sticks in the two spare slots...)

Costs waaaaaaaaaaay less than upgrading at purchase...
 

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I moved your thread a more appropriate forum.

Probably a bit late to say now, but if you haven't ordered them yet, just order them with the 4GB RAM & upgrade them yourself with some after-market parts (it's really easy, just one screw to remove the RAM cover at the base of the machine & slot-in a couple of extra 2GB sticks in the two spare slots...)

Costs waaaaaaaaaaay less than upgrading at purchase...

Definitely agree with this. These days - and for 64-bit OS - I think 8GB is the new minimum you want to have to maintain performance.
 

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Just be real careful inserting modules in the lower ram slots on an iMac. The slots are tight. Use gentle downward pressure until you feel a second click and the module is exactly parallel.
 

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