MacBook slow down after RAM upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dotty, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. Dotty macrumors member

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    Hay all. I recently bought a macbook (2 gig core2duo/1 gig - white). I have also just installed 2 gig of RAM. Now i've noticed a speed decrease since install the 2 gig.

    Any reasons for this? the about this mac screen says 2 gig, and the system profiler says 2 gig (1 gig in each bank).

    Thanks in advanced.
     

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  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Specifically, where are you noticing the speed decrease?
     
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    You can expect the machine to be a bit slower at boot time, however nothing else should be slowed down. I am assuming you have an adequate amount of hard drive space free. If you have 2 Gb or less of free hard drive space you'll run into major problems with the swap files.

    There is a possibility that the new RAM is erroring -- try running Apple hardware test or Rember
    to test the memory.
     
  4. daneoni macrumors G4

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