how well does a macbook cope with 512mb?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Salteh, May 22, 2006.

  1. Salteh macrumors member

    Nov 28, 2005
    i cant really afford to buy anymore ram untill about the 16th of next month so im gonna be stuck on 512mb.
    im planning on upgrading to 2gb asap
    i could buy some i suppose if 512mb is going to cripple my macbook (2ghz model btw) but itll leave me abit short for the month, i can survive tho ;p

    *edit* one quick thing, would it be any problem to buy a 1gb stick now, and another about the 16th june? i know its not a good idea normally to install different aged bits of memory and batch but surely a couple weeks wont be a big diff?
  2. kevin.rivers macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2005
    You will be fine. You may have to do less things at once. But you will survive.

    Buy the chips together.
  3. Salteh thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 28, 2005
    itll be fine for browsing and itunes at the same time then?
  4. DarkKingz macrumors newbie

    May 16, 2006
  5. shadowmoses macrumors 68000


    Mar 6, 2005
    It'll be fine to do that and more at the same time, it may just get a little slow when you have 4-5+ programs open and having more RAM makes OS X a more enjoyable experience,

  6. iamhammill macrumors 6502


    Feb 20, 2006
    York, PA
    I was trying to do some work in iPhoto + Photoshop + ImageWell last night it really started to bog down with 512 MB. I actually had to bust out the ol' PowerBook.

    Havn't had any problems however with Adium, Firefox, and iTunes all going.

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