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Old Jan 26, 2013, 06:57 AM   #1
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Running so slow.

Hello all!

I have a Mac OS X Version 10.5.8 laptop.

Processor 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

Memory 1 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM


Hardrive Capacity: 74.21 GB

Available: 15.4 GB


Opening anything takes forever, Im always freezing and seeing that rainbow circle icon >_>

Anything I can do to help this?
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 07:00 AM   #2
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Add more RAM, 1 GB is not much, especially not when running a browser with lots of tabs open for instance.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 07:01 AM   #3
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You can probably add up to 4 GB RAM on your machine.
Upgrading RAM in MacBooks and MacBook Pros
Open Activity Monitor and go to the System Memory* tab and look for Page Outs and Swap used and report back.
Using Activity Monitor to show you CPU and RAM usage
* Mac OS X: Reading system memory usage in Activity Monitor
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 07:02 AM   #4
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Odds are high you don't have enough ram - look to upgrade it.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 07:08 AM   #5
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You can probably add up to 4 GB RAM on your machine.
Upgrading RAM in MacBooks and MacBook Pros
Open Activity Monitor and go to the System Memory* tab and look for Page Outs and Swap used and report back.
Using Activity Monitor to show you CPU and RAM usage
* Mac OS X: Reading system memory usage in Activity Monitor

Page Outs: 2.12 GB
Swap Used: 1.86 GB
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 07:09 AM   #6
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Page Outs: 2.12 GB
Swap Used: 1.86 GB
Meaning you can use at least 2 GB more RAM, thus getting two 2 GB modules would be a good way to go.

You need 200-pin DDR2 SO-DIMM RAM.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 07:11 AM   #7
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You can probably add up to 4 GB RAM on your machine.
6 GB if it's the 13" late 2007.

But I think he has one of the earlier one, there's plenty of 2 GHz machines though, as long as the OP doesn't say the model we can just guess.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 07:22 AM   #8
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6 GB if it's the 13" late 2007.

But I think he has one of the earlier one, there's plenty of 2 GHz machines though, as long as the OP doesn't say the model we can just guess.
Model Name: MacBook
Model Identifier: MacBook3,1

Dont know if that helps haha
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 07:26 AM   #9
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Model Name: MacBook
Model Identifier: MacBook3,1

Dont know if that helps haha
Yes, and you are lucky, it can go up to 6 GB, one 4 GB stick and one 2 GB stick, but if I were you I would buy just one 4 GB stick.
Are both slots occupied now?

Link to your model on EveryMac

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