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Old October 14th, 2006, 03:54 AM   #1
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Does 512mb make a difference

Hi all,
I'm pretty much a newbie to all this and have been lurking around for some time and gaining lots of knowledge in the process.
I have just changed from the PC to the Mac, iMac 2GHz Intel Core Duo/512MB
OSX10.4.8, and would like to add extra memory.
Ive just looked on the Crucial Web Site . For a 2Gb single stick, the price is 794.29 very,very expensive, where as a 2Gb kit, 1Gb stick x2, is 212.00, a very big price drop, and a single 1Gb stick is 111.00.
So you can see my problem. Do I go for the 2Gb kit or the 1Gb single stick and just have a total of 1.5Gb.
I'm wont be filming HD, mainly wild life on an XM2 so is the lack of 512Mb going to make a great deal of difference in editing terms.

Thanks for your time

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Old October 14th, 2006, 06:38 AM   #2
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Steve, looks like a single 2GB stick is simply not economic. (Probably something to do with yields of working RAM chips).

Also have a look at the MacUpgrades site here as well. Maybe they do 2GB at a better price.

I would go for 2x1GB, and sell off your 512MB stick on eBay.
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