MacBook running slow

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cheekybobcat, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. cheekybobcat macrumors 6502a

    cheekybobcat

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    I noticed that my computer, especially when I am in Safari, my computer is running very slow. The "beach ball of death" thing constantly comes up, and every time I click a link or loading a page.
    Any one have any suggestions to speed up my little buddy?
     
  2. freakinandre macrumors newbie

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    maybe you need to get more ram. i kinda had that problem before with only 1gb. after upgrading to 4gb it's all gravy :cool:
     
  3. ewilson6 macrumors 6502

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    More Ram will not speed up your internet connection.

    If you open up utilities and click on activity monitor,
    Safari will show it is using up 61-99 mb of ram.

    If you have 1 GB or 4GB of ram installed, Safari uses the same exact amount of ram.

    1GB=1024 MB

    so no matter how much ram you have, it won't speed up your internet connection.

    Test your internet speed here:

    http://www.timewarnercable.com/cincinnati/products/internet/speedtest.html

    what type of internet connection?

    broadband, dsl or dial up?

    if your using dial up you need to move into the new millenium!!!


    --Eric
    :D
     
  4. cheekybobcat thread starter macrumors 6502a

    cheekybobcat

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    Whatever speed comcast is :)
    I just use a wireless connection from a router in an extra room....
     

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