increasing performance of my macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ethan101, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. ethan101 macrumors member

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    hi i have recently purchased a macbook pro 2.16 1g of ram and i was wondering what i can do to increase the performance of my mac. for example increasing the speed of downloads?

    thanks for your time

    Ethan
     
  2. Apple Corps macrumors 68020

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    ethan - one important question is what is the slowest link in your download process? Find that and that will be the place to start. For example, adding additional memory and / or a faster hard drive will not help download speeds if you are on a dial-up modem. Upgrading to a faster DSL or cable modem speed will help in that area. What software / applications are you trying speed up? Some are cpu intensive others are gpu intensive.

    I have wasted some $$$ in the past chasing a performance increase without first understanding what was involved.
     
  3. Aniej macrumors 68000

    Aniej

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    this is highly dependent on the internet service you are using. unless you are downloading and working on an application that uses a ton of ram, I do not know that a boost from 1ram will do much of anything for you.
     

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