10 Replies Latest reply: Oct 23, 2009 2:27 PM by alangsam
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Hi all,
I tried the search function but could not locate an answer to my question:

I am in the process of buying an iMac 3.06 and am pondering whether to purchase it with 4GB or 8GB (money is not an object as my institution will pay for it regardless)

I have a few questions:
1) Are there any benefits of using 8GB of RAM in the present day or is it more of a "well suited system for the future" mindset that sets one to purchase an 8GB system?

2)Will I notice any system improvements using 8GB vs. 4GB RAM?

3) Does the current iMacs max out at 6GB of RAM making the other 2GB of the 8GB stick useless??

Thank you in advance for your inputs. and feel free to elaborate on your answers. I would love to learn abit about this stuff

PowerMac G5 Dual 2.5 1.5 GB RAM 23HD Display, PowerBook 15 1.67GHZ, Mac OS X (10.4.7)