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Why does my MBP perform poorly compared to an identical model with less RAM?

I recently discovered Geekbench and ran a set of tests to benchmark my laptop (Early 2011 Macbook Pro / 16 GB RAM of 1333 DD3 RAM / 2.3 GHZ quad core). Here are the results of the tests (Early 2011 ...
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Can I have two different capacity RAM sticks?

In general and specifically in my MacBook pro (2012). I'm confused on if the answer is yes or no because I have heard both answers. So I have come here to get things cleared up. Can I have two ...
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Why is windows 8 - 32 bit that is running through Virtual box on mac is not using/showing the specified RAM?

I have upgraded ram of my macbook pro to 16gb and I am running virtual box to run windows 8-32 bit. In settings, I have assigned 8192 mb of RAM but when I run windows and check the properties of my ...
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Is a 41GB partition enough to install Windows 7 x64 bit in Virtual Box?

My MacBook Pro is 4GB of memory and 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 of Processor. I gave it 41GB for Windows partition. Will this be enough or will it slow down the system to install Windows 7 x64 bit? I'm ...
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Conflicting max ram spec for Macbook pro - which is right?

I'm looking to upgrade the ram in a 2012 Macbook Pro 13-inch mid 2012 (most update to date model at time of writing). The two specs I've seen are max 8GB, and the other max spec I've seen is 16GB. ...
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Why is my computer struggling with Mudbox?

I'm running a early 2011 MacBook Pro 15", i7 2.2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, ATI 6750m, with Mudbox 2014. Low level subdivisions are fine but once I start adding more detail, painting, posing, etc its nearly ...
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Can I install an 8 GB module in a MacBook that only accepts 4 GB per slot?

I recently got this new RAM for my MacBook Pro 13", silver with black keys from early 2011 I believe: CORSAIR Model CMSO8GX3M1A1333C9 Laptop Memory - Newegg.com Unfortunately it is giving me 3 beeps ...
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Are there processes that are *not* listed in Activity Monitor? If so, how can I get info on them?

I am running SL on my Macbook pro (model 8,1) with 4GB RAM. As it is right now I have only iTerm2, QuickSilver and Activity Monitor running (and a couple of daemons in the background e.g. Dropbox and ...
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Why do processes on Mac not add up to total physical memory?

Running ps -ax -O 'rss user %mem should summon all the processes that are currently contributing to either Active or Wired , in the Mac definitions of "Active + Wired + Inactive + Free = Total ...
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Any downsides of upgrading MacBook Pro 13 mid-2012 low-end model to 16GB?

First of all is it possible with core i5 not core i7? More RAM eats more battery, but I'm not sure how much? Will it reduce my battery life by 1-2 hours and I will have 5 hours instead of 7? Is ...
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Macbook pro running out of memory and sometimes freezing for a while

I am having performance issues with my MacBookPro. It just seems to be running out of memory constantly to the point that my music jumps and also the screen will freeze momentarily and then when I ...
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What type of memory do I need to buy for a MacBook Pro A1151?

I have 1GB RAM in my MacBook Pro 2.16GHz Core Duo 17", model number A1151. I have one empty slot to insert 1 GB RAM. What type of memory do I need to buy?
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How do I flash my RAM's SPD to make it work with a MacBook Pro?

I have an early 2011 17" MacBook Pro (MacBookPro8,3). I opted for the CPU upgrade (2.3 GHz), but decided to put in the extra memory myself. I briefly checked that the Intel specifications stated that ...
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Can my MacBook Pro can have up to 8GB of memory?

I downloaded a memory scanner tool and it says I have 2x2GB memory installed. This is correct. But then it says I can install 2x4GB memory so that I can have 8GB of memory. I'm not sure if this is ...
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MacBook Pro 13" freezes (blue vertical lines) after upgrade to 8GB

I just upgraded my MacBook Pro 13" (Late 2009) from 2GB RAM to 8GB. The memory I installed is the Kingston Kit, KTA-MB1066K2/8G. Ever since the upgrade, my MacBook freezes at unpredictable moments ...
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Is Apple's MacBook Pro RAM simply rebranded?

Apple typically charges a markup for its own MacBook Pro RAM - often twice (or more) the price of Crucial RAM. Is Apple RAM actually better, or is it just a rebrand of another manufacturer's memory?
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Can I put 1600MHz memory in a Macbook Pro?

Is it possible to put 1600Mhz memory in a 17" Macbook Pro? Or does it have to be 1066Mhz?
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Upgrading a Macbook Pro from 4GB to 8GB memory

My Macbook Pro came with 4GB memory but has a capacity of 8GB. If I want to upgrade to 8GB, can I just buy a 4GB memory stick and add that in, or will I have to buy two 4GB memory sticks? I know there ...
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Can I install more than 4GB Ram on my mid-2008 macbook pro? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I determine which MacBook hardware version I have? (for RAM purchase) I have a mid-2008 Penryn 2.5 GHz with 800 MHz bus speed. I have read that these machines can ...
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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 ...
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239 views

Putting PC3-8500 Memory in 2008 Macbook Pro

I've got some extra ram from my 2010 Macbook pro (PC3-8500). Is there any chance of this working with a Macbook 2008 motherboard (factory ram is is PC-5300).
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What are my options when upgrading my MacBookPro to 4GB RAM.

My questions are: Where to buy it and what to buy? I have heard that this RAM is generic enough and it does not have to come from Apple. Can I reuse my existing stick(s)? Would I have a single 2GB ...
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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 ...