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Samelson03
Jul 9, 2008, 05:06 PM
Well, the topic says it all. I have 512MB memory in my MacBook. And, I normally have iTunes, iChat, windows open. Can it be slowing down becuase I barely have any memory?



cwheatley
Jul 9, 2008, 05:13 PM
I would say so. I would not use anything less than 1gb of RAM on anything newer than 10.3.

Beric
Jul 9, 2008, 05:15 PM
It's the graphics card (or lack of one, that is). I got a 2 Ghz. processor and 2 GB of RAM. When I play demanding games, the fan runs nonstop for hours on end.

myuserid08
Jul 9, 2008, 05:21 PM
The fan will always run (minimum 1800rpm)

cwheatley
Jul 9, 2008, 05:23 PM
It's the graphics card (or lack of one, that is). I got a 2 Ghz. processor and 2 GB of RAM. When I play demanding games, the fan runs nonstop for hours on end.

He never said anything about playing games, much less demanding games, in his post.

Samelson03
Jul 9, 2008, 05:25 PM
Yeah, I wont play games on a MacBook ever. I'm going to put 2 gigs in it once I order it.

cwheatley
Jul 9, 2008, 06:03 PM
Two gigs is a world of difference from 512. I immediately noticed the difference from 1->2 gigs, so yours should be much more dramatic. My fan still shoots up pretty fast sometimes, but I'd say i can't even hear it about 90% of the time. Good luck :)

ataboc
Jul 9, 2008, 07:14 PM
make sure you don't have anything in your print que. i know this sounds silly but i couldn't find out why my wife's macbook with 2 gig's fan wouldn't turn off. they figured it out at the genius bar.