FPS drop after RAM and HD upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by megaghost, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. megaghost macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2011
    Hey guys,
    I did a search on this but didn't find a thread that addressed the same issue, so if this is a report, please direct me to the previous thread.

    Anyway, I have Macbook 1,1 (2Ghz Core Duo) running SL and I just upgraded the RAM from the original 2x512MB to 2x1GB (Kingston) and upgraded the original Seagate 60GB HD to a 500GB Western Digital. After the upgrade I booted from my external and then copied everything to my new HD. Then, I reinstalled Snow Leopard (not a clean install) and re-updated everything from System Update.

    After all that, I ran a benchmark through NovaBench to compare to my previous system to my new one. After the run I noticed that the video card test was showing frame rates between 20-30 fps when when I was getting 50-60 fps on my rig, pre-upgrade.

    So, I'm asking you for help. Does anyone know what could have caused the frame rate drop?
  2. blackburn macrumors 6502a


    Feb 16, 2010
    Where Judas lost it's boots.
    Either your mac os x install is somewhat screwed (permissions etc..) or your ram may have higher latencies.

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