Installed new RAM on 2008 alum macbook, lots of beachballing/freezing!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Hissori, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Hissori macrumors member

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    I've just installed this http://www.mushkin.com/Memory/Apple/976643A.aspx on my 2.4ghz originally 2gb ram macbook and I've run into a lot of problems pertaining to lagging.

    Firefox is consistently beachballing, which freezes my computer for about 30 seconds. I thought this was a FF bloat issue so I tried clearing history, no good. Switched to chrome, which is much lighter than FF, but this still occurs.

    I've tried reparing permissions too.

    What am I missing? Is this RAM bad? It should be faster now with 4gb instead of 2gb ram.
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    probably bad RAM. I'd send it back and get a replacement.
     

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