IMG OS X Week Continues: Hardware
11:24 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story
Yesterday IMG kicked off a week-long focus on Apple's latest operating system, Mac OS X. Today IMG hardware editor Lucian Fong talks about the increased damands OS X makes on your computer and how to get more power for less money. Topics covered include finding the right system, upgrading video hardware, and even discussing the benefits of adding RAM:
For our purposes, having as much RAM (random access memory) as you can afford is also beneficial. While that may seem like arbitrary advice, Mac OS X manages RAM differently than Mac OS 9, and having more of it will not only help when playing games, but in general use as well. You have probably noticed that you no longer have to explicitly enable virtual memory or set an application’s memory partition manually. In Mac OS X, virtual memory is always on and the operating system dynamically manages the memory. This means that the operating system can allocate memory to an application when it needs more. Gone are the days when crashing and freezing were caused by poor memory management.Definitely head over and give the OS X Hardware article a read. Also stay tuned for more from IMG this week as we continue covering this newest OS from a gaming angle.
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