Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 11:12 AM (in response to mumbles2701)
You should evaluate this with the Activity Monitor. If you see a lot of page faults, then the additional memory would help. But you also may want to consider replacing the hard drive with an SSD.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2012 3:35 AM (in response to mumbles2701)
You really should have at least 4 gig. Just installing that
much will improve performance as 2 gig is a very minimal
requirement, especially for Lion.
My rule of thumb has always been, for any computer,
"install as much RAM as you can afford".
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2012 5:36 AM (in response to mumbles2701)
In the Activity Monitor, click on System Memory at the bottom and look at the "Page outs:" Mine shows 255.8MB. It should be low in that range.
Since you are also dealing with large video files, the hard disk speed is also important for fetches.
I would get tjhe memory first and see what happens. But for optimum performance the SSD will really help.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2012 3:59 AM (in response to mumbles2701)
Page Outs are swaps from internal memory to disk
because there are requests for memory and there is
none available, so to make space, the OS temporarily
moves what it can to disk to make room.
That number you give there pretty much says you are
quite memory starved.