increasing performance of my macbook pro

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

  1. ethan101 macrumors member

    Dec 3, 2006
    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

  2. Apple Corps macrumors 68020

    Apr 26, 2003
    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


    Oct 17, 2006
    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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