More RAM = Faster Spotlight ???

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by AJ Muni, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. AJ Muni macrumors 65816

    AJ Muni

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    #1
    hey guys im going from 256mb of ram to 1.25 gb ram into my ibook. will spotlight work faster?? its already quick (we all kno that), but lags a lil when it gets the results. i.e if i type "microsoft word", itll take a sec or two to show the blue "W" icon., same thigs happens with pics....
     
  2. greatdevourer macrumors 68000

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    #2
    More RAM = faster, generally. It's the easiest way to boost performance
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Well, looking at Activity Monitor as I do a quick search in Spotlight, there are no dramatic increases in RAM usage but a big change in CPU use by one of the System processes (I forgot which one :eek: ). So, I don't think RAM will really speed up significantly Spotlight because it seems to be a processor-intensive task.
     

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