View Full Version : How much ram is needed to play flash games online?

24th January 2009, 01:07 PM
Hi guys!

My nephew has an imac G3 slot load blue spotted edition.

He has 380ish mb of ram in it and he can't play the kiddies flash games on ebay still.

Just wondering how much more he would need?

He is running OSX on it, it was like that when we bought it for him, otherwise it runs fine.

Thanks for any help in this, he is getting a bit upset! He is only 5, poor thing, just wants his putey to work, lol


24th January 2009, 01:21 PM
I dunno most flash game sites I found always tell me to use windows and internet explorer :|
by one of my neices has an old laptop with 256ram in it and plays stuff like yahoo games fine

24th January 2009, 01:26 PM
If you remove any background apps that aren't required, it should give some more headroom.

Yes, you'll need some more RAM though.

24th January 2009, 01:27 PM
Its more CPU tied than anything, and the flash implementation in macos is flimsy at best. Its not in any way efficient or well running.

24th January 2009, 01:45 PM
I don't think it's a RAM problem. PowerPC CPUs seem to struggle with flash content. It could be just poor ppc optimisation. Flash games on intel machines are as smooth as butter.