0
votes
0answers
56 views

What is the optimal distribution of RAM across available slots given a specific amount?

Given two memory slots, what is the optimal configuration given my 2x1GB, plus either 1x4GB or 2x2GB? (I just bought a used laptop with two slots, currently 2x1GB, max 8GB) Possible upgrade ...
1
vote
1answer
74 views

Do I have to reconfigure anything when upgrading my MacBooks RAM?

I have just upgraded my 2009 MacBook RAM from 2GB to 8GB. Everything works just fine whilst I am using it, things seem much snappier in general most of the time. The main problem occurs when I ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

My Macbook Pro with Lion OS is slow. How to speed it up

I am running on Macbook with 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB DDR3 RAM, Lion OS X 10.8.4. Last weeks I have noticed that the work with it is so slow, for example browsers. Doesn't matter whether I ...
1
vote
0answers
78 views

Macbook stuck on the loading screen

My Macbook stuck on the grey screen with the apple logo and the spinning wheel. I changed RAM memory (after crash) recently, but it worked fine for some time. I've already tried and it didn't help: ...
0
votes
1answer
247 views

Windows 7 32 Bit (on MacBook) Suddenly lost 1.5 G of RAM usable out of 4

I have a MacBook Pro running Windows 7 32 Bit (under BootCamp). It is a 4G machine, and has happily been running for 2 years with 3.5 or so usable RAM. I started noticing the fan and hard drive ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

Can I upgrade my 2011 MacBook Pro with 16GB?

I have an "Early 2011" 15 inch Macbook Pro that came with 4GB of RAM and I upgraded to 8GB a week after buying. I bought these RAM Modules: ...
0
votes
1answer
508 views

Does more battery and higher processor affect on battery life?

I'm planning on getting a customized macbook air 13" .. It says it should last 8 hours wireless browsing which is reallygood, but it didnt say whether on the default customization or anything .. So ...
2
votes
2answers
709 views

can I put 1600MHz memory in a late 2011 macbook pro?

I want to update my memory from 4GB 1333MHz to 8GB 1600MHz, Ive read that it is possible but nothing concrete so I ask this again and hope someone with knowledge can answer. The thing is that the ...
-1
votes
1answer
89 views

What ram to put in early 2008 mackbook 2x2gb for dual channel mode or 1 x 4gb & 1x2gb for 6gb total?

I mostly just use laptop for streaming movies and Iplayer, and the usual e-mail,facebook etc. 2x2gb to replace the existing 2x1gb is around £40, my question is really if 6gb is better, (1x4gb & ...
0
votes
0answers
183 views

Can I use 8GB of 1600mhz RAM on my 2010 model unibody macbook pro?

The processor is a 2.26Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, and it currently has 2GB of 1067MHz DDR3 installed. When I install the two 4GB sticks, it begins beeping and will not boot. I learned that the RAM will ...
2
votes
2answers
102 views

More RAM when I use two screens?

So, is there any possible that my Macbook use more ram when I use two screens? First - in MB, second - Cinema Display. Also when I use only Cinema Display, MB used little less ram. Am I crazy?
0
votes
1answer
100 views

MacBook RAM Upgrade

I have a Macbook Late 2006 model; Specs) Will any brand/kind of 2x2GB DDR2 PC2-5300 SO-DIMM 200pin be compatible with this model? (Like this RAM for example.) Are there other considerations I need ...
0
votes
3answers
3k views

Which RAM to upgrade MacBook 5,2?

I am trying to buy ram to upgrade a MacBook bought in Mid 2009. It is the 13 inch MacBook 5,2. This document gives some specs on the ram. It says DDR2, but does anyone know if DDR3 will also work? ...
1
vote
4answers
5k views

Is this 1333 MHz Corsair memory compatible with my 1066 MHz MacBook 6.1?

My MacBook is 6.1 2.26 Intel Core2 Duo, 1066 MHz FSB (MC207*/A). Corsair memory is Mac Memory 8 GB DDR3 SODIMM (CMSA8GX3M1A1333C9). It says "supports memory bus speeds of up to 1333 MHz". Is it safe ...
1
vote
5answers
182 views

How can I know for sure that buying more memory for my MacBook Pro will result in perceivable increase in performance?

I see that the Activity Monitory shows a variety of information about System Memory usage. Are their particular values or perhaps ratios that would indicate with certainty that I need to upgrade my ...
1
vote
2answers
630 views

MacBook Upgrade: 2gb or 3gb RAM?

I recently bought an used MacBook (mid 2007). I have 1 GB (two 512 MB) 667 MHz PC2-5300 and I would like to upgrade the system. I have read that the limit from my machine is 3Gb. At this point I have ...
1
vote
1answer
303 views

Do 4th Generation Macbooks need to have matching brands of RAM?

I've been trying to replace the RAM in my 4.1 Macbook (circa 2007-2008). It's one of the black plastic ones running Snow Leopard. Original specs: 2GB RAM 250GB HardDrive It's always been a great ...
2
votes
1answer
249 views

Macbook: Problem with ram or L bracket after ram update

I just updated the RAM on my MacBook from 1GB to 4GB. When I close it up, put the battery back in and start it the sleep lamp only blinks. When I remove the battery and ram/L bracket and only use ...
0
votes
3answers
411 views

RAM in MacBook air

I'm looking At buying a MacBook air - most likely the 13" model and unfortunately without spending a lot more money I cant get 4GB of RAM in store. Obviously I can 'build' one on the apple store but ...
0
votes
1answer
399 views

What is inactive memory and how can I use it?

I use a MacBook with 2 Go of RAM. iStats Menu 3 shows me that I have 500 Mb of "inactive memory". When my "disponible memory" (it does not include this inactive memory) is very low, the Mac starts to ...
1
vote
4answers
761 views

Macbook : Replacing RAM while on hibernate?

Although it is implied that all the content in memory is written to the hard drive under forced hibernation (using pmset), I'm still unsure whether it is safe to upgrade my macbook's memory during ...
1
vote
1answer
167 views

Is is possible to put my MBP’s old DDR3 RAM into my GF’s DDR2 MacBook?

I have 4GB of 1067MHz DDR3 RAM, upgrading to 8GB, in my late-2008 Apple MacBook Pro. Crucial’s scanner says my girlfriend’s slightly older MacBook can support 4GB of 500-something-MHz DDR2 RAM (she ...
3
votes
5answers
890 views

Max amount of RAM for Macbook?

How is it possible to find out the maximum amount of RAM compatible with my Macbook?
1
vote
1answer
297 views

Black Macbook and 6 GB RAM

I have a 2.4 Ghz Macbook running 4 GB RAM. Some companies sell 4 GB chips to upgrade to 6 GB RAM. Has this ever caused problems? I am running VMWare Fusion and the extra RAM would be a big help.
0
votes
1answer
462 views

Macbook 2.1 maximum RAM?

I have a white macbook 2.1 model running 1,83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo...apple is setting a limit of 2Gb RAM on the specific model while some users claiming that up to 3Gb of memory can be usable is there ...
1
vote
1answer
105 views

2 GB + 4 GB memory in MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro Unibody with one memory slot with 2 GB and I want buy a new 4 GB memory for my second slot. Can I have a problem using 2 GB + 4 GB?
2
votes
7answers
37k views

Is the 2010 Apple MacBook Air 4 GB memory upgrade worth it? [closed]

I'm looking to buy the new MacBook Air and, being from Windows, am unfamiliar with how much memory it would be advisable to have (thinking about the 4 GB upgrade). For those from the fairer ...
1
vote
4answers
2k views

Software that test your memory in Mac?

I just bought some more Ram but the computer hangs up on and off. Are there any software that test RAM and see if they are corrupted or intact? I've got a Macbook Pro.
5
votes
3answers
537 views

Recommendation for memory pairing in a 13" MacBook Pro?

I know usually it's better to run the memory on dual channel, if possible, with a Kit of 2x2GB, but at the moment my laptop has 2x1gb and I wanted to upgrade it. Which means, I can either buy a kit ...
1
vote
5answers
481 views

Mac OS X RAM Space Virtually Disappearing?

I have no idea why but I frequently find myself only having ~40MB of RAM left on my MacBook Pro. This is quite strange as I do not have a lot of things open. I only have: Chrome: 15 tabs Skype ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

Is special memory required for a MacBook Pro?

I have a MacBook Pro (MacBookPro5,2 / 2.8 GHz) with 4 GB of ram (2x2GB). I'm looking to upgrade to 8GB. The memory in it now is DDR3 PC3-8500 1067. Checking out prices for 4 GB sticks of PC3-8500 ...
1
vote
1answer
157 views

Is special memory needed for MacBooks?

I've read some conflicting articles on Macbooks and memory upgrades. Some say you have to buy the "special" Mac memory, others say manufacturers like Partriot and Ocz will work fine. My Macbook ...
1
vote
1answer
247 views

8 gb of RAM in a new macbook?

I know that apple doesn't sell macbooks (just the vanilla, white macbook, not the pro models) with 8 gb of RAM but I'm wondering if it's possible to upgrade one to 8 gb of RAM. Anyone done it?
4
votes
3answers
8k views

MacBookPro RAM: CL7 or CL9

I want to increase the RAM in my MacBookPro 15", 2.53 GHz, Mid-2009. I currently have 4GB, and I want 6GB (and upgrade to 8GB later - I think this should work with my model: ...
1
vote
1answer
248 views

over-upgrading macbook ram to 4gb

I'm using a core duo macbook white (not core 2 duo) for a while and have it upgraded to the maximum 2GB. What happens if I just put 2x2gb RAM modules in there? Has anyone experience "overstuffing" ...
0
votes
3answers
400 views

Upgrading my memory on my MacBook Pro

I have a 13 inch MacBook Pro with a 160 gb hard drive and 2 gb of memory if I want to upgrade to 4gb memory do I have to buy another 2gb or a whole 4gb memory? Can I go bigger?
1
vote
5answers
2k views

Upgrading my Macbook Pro from 2GB to 4GB. Worth It? [closed]

I looked online and I can upgrade my 2 year old Macbook Pro, 17 inch, from 2GB to 4GB for around £64. (Roughly $100). I was wondering your opinions on if it was worth the upgrade? I mostly use my Mac ...
0
votes
2answers
917 views

Max Memory for the Unibody Macbook Pro 2.8 Ghz

I have a Late 2008 Macbook Pro 2.8 Ghz with 4GB of ram, and I'm trying to figure out what the max amount of ram I can install in this machine. Some places say 6GB, Apple sells 8GB kits for it. I'm ...
1
vote
3answers
996 views

64-bit linux kernel only seeing 3 of 4GB after upgrade

Hey everyone. I am running Ubuntu 9.04 64-bit on my macbook. I had 2GB of ram before, and everything ran great. I just upgraded to 2x2GB (4GB), but my system only sees 3GB of it. OS X, which I am ...
3
votes
4answers
3k views

Does Snow Leopard increase the maximum amounts of RAM on MacBook Pros?

Now that Snow Leopard brings 64-bit computing to MacBook Pros with Core 2 Duos, does this increase the maximum amounts of ram that can be installed? I currently have 4GB of RAM in my MBP 3,1 - could ...
3
votes
5answers
11k views

Memory upgrade to 8GB on unibody MacBook

I bought the 13" unibody MacBook one month prior to it's upgrade to become the new improved 13" unibody MacBook Pro (with unopenable battery compartment, extra 3 hours of battery life, more color ...
5
votes
6answers
830 views

Why is ram for the new macbooks so expensive?

I was pricing up a new Macbook unibody 17" and whilst following my general rule of giving a laptop as much ram as it can physically take, I fell off my chair when I saw the price. $1000 US for an ...