How to know if you need more RAM?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by badgerman, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. badgerman macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2008
    Any rules of thumb for this? my situation;

    OK so have collectors allu macbook 2.0 with 2GB RAM on SL.

    I use mail, Firefox lots of tabs windows (20 odd), NNW, itunes, tweetie, iplayer, transmission, plus maybe imovie, apperture 2 at the same time. A load of background stuff using daemon. Caffeine, istats pro, logmein, bodega and few finder windows.

    I often see the beach ball of justice.

    I checked activiy monitor and I had less tha 100gb free RAM, page ins of ~5Gb and page outs ~3GB.

    I restarted and monitored it since last fews hours currently on page ins of 900MB and outs of 300mb.

    Should I get 4GB of RAM for £70 from crucial? or save up for a 2.53 mbp and sell MB costing ~£400 for more cpu, ram, HDD, + backlit etc?

  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Based on that, you would benefit from installing 4GB.

    Collector's Edition- :rolleyes:
  3. badgerman thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2008
    Great thanks, will get some from crucial then.
  4. badgerman thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2008
    wow came in 36hrs n it does make a massive difference if your lazy or multotasker and have loads open at once no page outs or beach balls!

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