Macbook need more RAM?

maclover007

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Jul 13, 2007
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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
 

joehack

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May 29, 2006
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Zurich
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
 

Maui

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May 18, 2007
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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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