Do I need more RAM?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by KMC1993, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. KMC1993 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I have a mid 2013 13" macbook pro. It has a 500gb hardrive and 4gb ram. Recently it has started to slow down a bit and I am trying to work out what the problem is. I have 87.6gb free on my hardrive, which I think is enough spare for the laptop not to be slowing down. I also have close to 400mb free ram. What would people say is the upgrade most likely to get my machine running back at its starting speed?
     
  2. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    Clean install of ML would probably fix your issue..

    Check your page outs though
     
  3. someguy50 macrumors newbie

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    I would agree with a clean install as well.

    HOWEVER, more RAM doesn't hurt. You can get an 8GB DIMM for $50-60. Things would run smooth.
     
  4. KMC1993 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. B... macrumors 68000

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    Yes it is.
     
  6. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    buy some some RAM, then fresh install..
     
  7. sick z33 macrumors 6502

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    Yep RAM and fresh install should do the trick.
     
  8. KMC1993 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok, will get some new ram. How do i do a fresh install? Do I just re download it from the app store and install again?
     
  9. sick z33 macrumors 6502

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    Load the install disc or if you have a rMBP, select the restore partition when booting up the Mac.
     
  10. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    Depends on the last time he restarted

    If it was two weeks I'd say it's okay but this morning it's a lot
     
  11. B... macrumors 68000

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    Right but as a general guideline, GBs of page outs are a lot. Everyone really should have 8GB RAM. It can be found on sale for $40 and is a good way to future proof the comp.
     
  12. sick z33 macrumors 6502

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    Agreed. RAM has been super cheap for the past couple of years.
     
  13. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    I agree before I upgraded from 4gb I was getting 10GB + page outs a day, however if someone didn't want to upgrade having 6gb page outs over a few weeks wouldn't be too big a deal.

    But yes OP I do agree, upgrade. 4gb is too little in 2013
     
  14. thekev macrumors 604

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    If it was a contest, I would beat all of you:cool:.
     

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