Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2013 4:16 PM (in response to Marilyn M. Glisci)
Your welcome. If you have the need I'd recommend replacing the machine, it's almost 6 years old and the newer machiens are worlds faster and have much more capable graphics cards. If finance is an issue then consider a refurbished iMac available (at times) from Apple's online store.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2013 4:46 PM (in response to Marilyn M. Glisci)
or look at Apple Authorized Resellers for a newer iMac that will be cheaper than Apple refurbished models.
If your iMac is a 2007 model. Look at 2009 or 2010 models or even 2011 models if you can find one that'll fit your budget.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2013 4:54 PM (in response to MichelPM)
Thanks everyone, I happened to be at a Photoshop class this weekend and of course we talked about the newer models and the graphics cards etc. I thought maybe I could upgrade that for now until I upgrade the whole thing. I happen to love my 24" iMac it's the perfect size for me. But I'm only running 4GBs of ram and it is so slow it's painful!
So yes I believe a new one is in the near future
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2013 5:27 PM (in response to Marilyn M. Glisci)
If a new or newer iMac is not in the immediate future, your 2007 Mac can take up to 6 GBs of RAM Max.
Thd extra 2 GBs of RAM may help your iMac's slowness issues.
Newer Intel versions of OS X use more and more CPU, GPU, RAM and hard drive resources.
OS X needs a realistic working minimum RAM of between 2-4 GBs , by itself, for OS X to run smooth, quickly and efficiently.
If you run other RAM and CPU intense applications alongside OS X with only 4 GBs of RAM, your iMac is going to experience slowdowns.
You can get the additonal RAM cheap from reliable Mac RAM vendors Crucial memory or OWC (macsales).
I think you'll notice a speed increase with the additonal RAM installed.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2013 5:23 AM (in response to MichelPM)
No I don't think I can upgrade the ram, I'm out of slots or is there something I don't know! I would definitely do that.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2013 5:25 AM (in response to Marilyn M. Glisci)
No I only have 2 slots. And each have 2 gbs.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2013 6:26 AM (in response to Marilyn M. Glisci)
Replace one of the DIMMs with a 4gB Dimm. 4+2=6.