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

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

  1. Hissori macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2008
    I've just installed this 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


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    probably bad RAM. I'd send it back and get a replacement.

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