Anyone using IntelliJ 5.0 on a G5 iMac with 512Meg Memory ?

Just curious on performance.

I am contemplating buying the G5 IMac for $1499 and curious how it runs.

TIA.

Tman

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Hi!

I'm using IDEA on a G4 Powerbook. My main project is around 130000 lines of Java code. With 1GB of memory I did not consider performance to be adequate, so while the faster disk and processor in the G5 iMac might help I don't think it will allow you to work without disturbing delays.
On my Powerbook it runs really fine with 2GB, processor speed is not an issue. The interface is responsive and I do not experience delays while typing. The G5 iMac is quite a powerful machine but I would strongly suggest upgrading memory to at least 1GB. This does not have to be original Apple RAM though...

regards,
Wolfram.

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Tim Trandel wrote:

Just curious on performance.

I am contemplating buying the G5 IMac for $1499 and curious how it runs.

TIA.

Tman


You will not survive with 512MB memory. I've upgraded to 1.5GB and even then,
with all the other stuff I have running (Safari, Mail, Thunderbird, etc)
sometimes I feel the need to close things to make room.

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One of the keys to performance improvements is to change the amount of memory Idea is using. ON the Mac that is accomplished by editing the Info.plist file found in "Intellij IDEA 5.0.app/Contents"

Change the key VMOptions from
-Xms16m -Xmx192m -Xbootclasspath/p:../lib/boot.jar -ea to something more reasonable depending on the physical memory you have. For instance I have 1.5Gb on my G4 so I use -Xms256m -Xmx1024m -Xbootclasspath/p:../lib/boot.jar -ea]]>

Of course, nothing beats having a lot of physical memory -- the cheapest performance boost you can do to your Mac

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