How to know if you need more RAM?

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

  1. badgerman macrumors 6502a

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    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?

    Cheers
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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

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

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

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    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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