Okay, here’s part one of the memory experiment. Terminal tells me the following:
phil-laceys-imac-g5:~ Phil$ ioreg -p IODeviceTree -n memory -S | grep ram-
| “ram-layout-architecture” = <00000002>
| “ram-bus-width” = <00000040>
Which allegedly means that I’m currently running on a 64-bit architecture.
Startup from cold takes 56 seconds, and iPhoto takes 15 seconds to load.
Standby for part two!