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  • 15. Re: hi, I am running an iMag G5 ver.10.4.11 and want to know how far I can upgrade it before I purchase a new camera.
    steve626 Level 4 Level 4 (1,405 points)

    bannview wrote:

     

    As your daughter is a photog who shoots Raw files just out of interest what spec of an iMac does she use currently use for her work.

    Regards,

    Ian

    Until recently she was using an iMac, Core 2 Duo 20-inch 2008 model (2.66 GHz). Now she has a 2011 MacBook Air 13-inch 2.13 GHz Core 2 Duo (purchased in early 2011). She did fine with either, but she uses the Macbook Air now. Apple makes much faster and more powerful computers than these (that iMac is 4 years old) but not only does she use Adobe Photoshop a lot, but she tends to run all her programs simultaneously (Adobe CS especially Photoshop, iPhoto, iTunes, MS-Office [everything], Firefox, Mail, plus other browsers [I don't know why] ...) and I am amazed that they handle the load as well as they do. Sometimes the fans come on in the Macbook Air for a short time, but other than that, there seems to be no sign of "stress." I think it is important to get a lot of memory for good performance, at least 4 GB and more if possible.

  • 16. Re: hi, I am running an iMag G5 ver.10.4.11 and want to know how far I can upgrade it before I purchase a new camera.
    bannview Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi again Steve,

    Thanks for that information as I aim to take my iMac down to Belfast during next week to the Apple appointed service agents there to have it serviced and checked over and then I will  sell it and put what I get from that towards a more modern one as that seems to be the best solution.

    Thanks again,

    Ian

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