How much RAM should I install for new iMAC ?

Advertisement

Hi,
How much RAM should I install for new iMAC* running Logic Studio? It comes with 4 GB - is that enough? (can you run in 64 bit mode..)
*(The 21.5" 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo)
Also, I was planning to get the stock 1 TB Hard Drive & save projects to an external drive.
Does that sound reasonable?
Any other recommendations?
Thanks,
Wm Heart

Advertisement

Unless you plan on running huge projects with enormous sampled instruments, 4 GB will do (very) fine. And your disk plan is sound. Choose an external Firewire drive, rather than USB. FW is easier on the CPU and can handle more tracks than USB.
What you should get, instead of more memory, is a (24 bit) external audio interface, if you want to do serious recording and playback.
What type of audio interface you'ld need, depends on what you want to do with it and of course your budget. From decent to brilliant costs from roughly 100 to several 1,000's of europounddollars. Avoid the 16 bit ones, they're worse than the inbuilt audio chip of your iMac. You can recognize 16 bit Audio Interfaces (in webshops) by their prize (often under 100€£$) and the lack of mention of their bitrate.
HTH
Regards, Erik.

November 30, -0001

How much RAM should I install for new iMAC ?

Hi, How much RAM should I install for new iMAC* running Logic Studio? It comes with 4 GB - is that enough? (can you run in 64 bit mode..) *(The 21.5" 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) Also, I was planning to get the stock 1 TB Hard Drive & save projects

How much RAM should I get my new MacBook installed with?

How much RAM should I get my new MacBook installed with? I'm planning on getting a new Macbook sometime this fall. I'll probably be a light user, mostly internet, email, and your occasional Letter/Envelope. Are their any other options that I'll want

How much RAM should I get for My 2013 Mac pro?

I am buying a Mac Pro on behalf of my production company. I am getting half payment up front to buy gera and the other half in a month or two, I am looking at the 8 Core Model, with Dual D700's, and 256GB PCIE Hard Drive but not sure if to go 32GB RA

How much room should be partitioned for Windows XP?

Alright, I have a different install disc for XP with SP3 which should work. Since I'll only be using XP for a couple of things (mainly small programs, but also for office and such), how much room should I leave for XP on my 320 gig HD so that both OS

How much RAM should I add to my 2008 iMac?

Hi everybody, I currently own an 20-inch Early 2008 iMac, and I was wondering what would be the best RAM upgrade for what I use the computer for. At the moment, I have 2GB of RAM and I'm running Mavericks, and I can tell that it isn't as fast as Snow

How much RAM should my system utilise?

Hello, Sounds like an odd question and maybe it is, so apologies i am utterly Newbie here. I am running a i7 5930 with 64 gig's of DDR4, typically i am using 70% CPU but the RAM is seldom reaching over 30% usage? Is this odd, am i not applying the so

How much RAM should I upgrade too?

I recently purchased a 13" MacBook Pro. It is a mid-2012 model. It currently has 4 GB. I connect it to an external monitor which makes it easier for me to use while editing. I always have the application sit and load with the spinning ball icon. I us

How much ram can i max out on imac 20 (2009 model)

*Hi i have a APPLE MB417B/A iMac 20" MB417B/A* *what ram do i need? how much ram can i get? 4g? or 8g?* specs are as follows: With a 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB DDR3 RAM & NVIDIA graphics, iMac brings you more performance than ever. i

How much ram should i put in my mac mini mid-2011?

Hello, so i have a mid-2011 mac mini intel i5 2.3GHz with 2gb of ram and sometimes its kind of slow.. I've searched on OWC for ram and found 4gb (2x2gb) for about 58$ and 8gb (2x4gb) for 105$. I am an high school student that does a lot of pages docu

How much space should I allocate for Windows?

I have decided to install Windows 7 onto my computer. My only use for the Windows partition would be for gaming, e.g. Battlefield , some 007 games, Wings of Prey, etc...... Otherwise, I don't think I will use Windows for much else. I may use an Exter

How much RAM should be reserved from OracleAS?

Hello there, we have a Server with 4 CPUs (Dual Core) and 16 GB RAM. The following is installed: 2x OracleAS Infrastructure 10.1.2.0.2 (OID used) 2x OracleAS Middletier 10.1.2.0.2 with BPEL and one Reports Server (plus a Apache serving APEX). With no

POWERBOOK G4 867MHZ DVI ,,,want to know how much ram i can install .

i got a powerbook g4 867mhz DVI laptop.i got 2 slots..and i checked the site it said i can insatall 1g ram into this system..but since there's 2 slot will i able to boost it up to 2g instead of 1 ???Hi, djn. No, 1 GB is the limit for that model: 2 x

How much RAM should my A3 be using?

I see that my A3 is using more than 1 G of RAM at times. Is this normal?Yes, perfectly normal. When you have had Aperture a while, it will use all you have and then some. AllanRead other 2 answers

How much RAM do I need in my new MacBookPro?

I think I need to add more RAM to my MacBook Pro. I've been using it for a couple of months now and I'm tired of running so slow. Things are fine until I have several applications open or whenever I try to run any Adobe Creative Suite programs. So, m

How much RAM & CPU should I allocate for Windows 7 Ultimate?

I am in the process of setting up my new 27" iMac i7. I'm brand new to Apple computers so this is a learning curve for me! I have installed Parallels Desktop 5 so I can run Windows 7 side by side with Snow Leopard. Now I am trying to install Windows

How much ram is upgradable for dv6 7024tx

 i want to upgrade my ram for dv6 7024tx... so how much i should upgrade it and how much it supportUpto 16GB - 8GB each in the two slots available. Go through page 4, 27, 51 in this manual: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03582006.pdf RAM confi

How much RAM will Ipad Air have?

How much RAM will Ipad Air have and will it be sufficent?Jason899 wrote: Its just apple tend to give their devices the minimum RAM they can as a sort of a limiting factor, ive had my Ipod touch 4 for 3 years now and its virtually useless now because

How Much Ram Do I Need To Run Logic Pro 9

Howdy. I'm getting ready to do some recording and editing in Logic Pro 9. I'm running a 2011 iMac 2.7 GHz Intel Cor iS Memory 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 I TB HD OSX 10.6.8 Is 8 GB enough memory for Logic, or should I bump it up to 16 GB? Thanks!diaphones wro

How much is the maximum support for memory for hp dv6 6b68ex?

i recently bought the HP dv6 6b68ex. i want to add more ram since only 6gb is installed i would like to ask if how much is the maximum support for ram for my laptop thanksHi, Ok, I've found it now. Based on the following information, max RAM is 8Gb:

Hi, I bought the macbook pro 15 3 months ago. I wanna upgrade the hard drive to 128G ssd drive. How much I should paid?

Hi, I bought the macbook pro 15 3 months ago. I wanna upgrade the hard drive to 128G ssd drive. How much I should paid?Qingfeng wrote: Hi, I bought the macbook pro 15 3 months ago. I wanna upgrade the hard drive to 128G ssd drive. How much I should p