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Default Whats the benefit of 2GB? - 09-26-2009, 08:46 PM


I see a lot of people upgrading to 2GB. Whats the benefit? I will be running OSX, will I see a big performance gain?


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Default 09-26-2009, 09:21 PM

Depends on what you do.

My Netbook is not a desktop replacement, and therefore the software usage is different to the iMac.

I'm browsing the web, checking mails, rss, twitter and do Instant messaging.
(Also with tethering in combination with my phone contract.)

So at the moment everything is running very fine, even with all programs open.

One thing that will me tempt to upgrade to 2GB is maybe photo editing.
The Dell also fits very nice to my photo-bag, so this could be also a future application for the device.
But maybe editing photos will still be fast enough with 1GB, dunno.

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Default 09-27-2009, 01:49 AM

I ran OSX on my Mini for quite some time before upgrading to 2Gb. Honestly, on a day-to-day basis I do not notice a difference at all. I am not running any resource-hogging applications, so I would not expect to see a performance increase

I got the upgrade because it was only about $25 and it was as good learning experience to upgrade the RAM in the 10v.

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Default 09-29-2009, 10:07 AM

I am satisfied with 1GB. My main work is just emailing.
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Default 09-29-2009, 12:32 PM

As above really, due to the fact that RAM is pretty cheap these days i just went for it. Also it was fun to install as it is pretty involvede.
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Default 09-29-2009, 12:51 PM

It can make a difference when you have a lot of apps open (as I have a bad habit of doing), but generally speaking, 1 GB is more than sufficient for most. Hell, it's probably more than sufficient for me most of the time.

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Smile 10-03-2009, 01:18 AM

I'm so glad that I read this thread, because now I'm going to save the time, $$, and effort and stay with 1GB. I wasn't looking forward to prying off the keyboard, so there!
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