Macbook need more RAM?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by maclover007, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. maclover007 macrumors member

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    #1
    my bro has 1g of ram on his macbook. he often plays "Second Life" and it gets slow after a bit of playing. would buying more RAM help the preformance?
    thanks in advance
     
  2. David G. macrumors 6502a

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    Yes it would. Have him get 2 gigs total.
     
  3. joehack macrumors member

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    From my point of view there are 2 things:

    1. The 3d capabilities of the graphics adaptor is pretty poor on a MB.
    2. Of course more memory is always beneficial. Like all Unix like os, OSX loves memory.

    Jochen
     
  4. Maui macrumors 6502a

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    Going from 1 to 2 is probably a good idea, but before spending the money he might want to install iStat or another program/widget that tracks memory. The data can tell you exactly whether you are having memory issues -- you get a report that looks something like this:
     

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