More RAM, more awesome

posted by Jeff | Friday, December 18, 2009, 9:50 PM | comments: 3

I decided the last cap ex I'd work in for the year was more RAM for the new iMac, to boost it up to 8 gigs. Holy. Crap. I can run Windows 7 in Parallels like it's native, throwing 4 gigs at it. Everything runs super fast, and I can concurrently load up stuff on the OS X side without consequence.

It's kind of amazing to think about the computing power we have available in this day and age, and how (relatively) inexpensive it is. Exciting times for people in my line of work!

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draegs, December 19, 2009, 10:35 AM #

I went ahead and doubled my machine at work to 4GB and had a similar reaction to the speed increase of Parallels. I don't use as resource-intensive apps as you do and so any more probably isn't necessary. I must admit though, the computer nerd inside me tingles a little at the idea of having a machine with 8 freakin' gigs of memory in it.

Jeff, December 19, 2009, 12:56 PM #

It was only a hundred bucks to add the extra 4, so why not right?

draegs, December 19, 2009, 2:10 PM #

Makes complete sense to me :o)

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