I have a late '05 G5 Power PC that I've just upgraded with a 1 TB hard drive and 8 gb ram. It came with a 250 gb hard drive and 4 gb ram... so I'm hopeful that this will provide a significant boost in performance. The question is whether installing the maximum allowable 16 gb ram will provide any significant boost in performance?
I use this desktop exclusively for working on Aperture/Photoshop CS3 files that are then sent to my wide format printer. I think I've read that CS3 can only use up to 6 gb ram, so I'm wondering if anything more than 8gb would be overkill?
Hoping to get a few more years use out of this box until the new 64 bit processors are out and PS/Aperture will optimize their performance.
Thanks for any comments.