how well does a macbook cope with 512mb?

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

  1. Salteh macrumors member

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    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

    kevin.rivers

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    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

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

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  5. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

    shadowmoses

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    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,

    SHadoW
     
  6. iamhammill macrumors 6502

    iamhammill

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    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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