MB+External Screen = More RAM ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by saldawop, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. saldawop macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2007
    Recently acquired a new MB 2.16 with 1GB Ram .Have had absolutely no issues with it since day one .Bought a new 22" monitor so I could plug the MB into and enjoy the Mac experience on a larger scale .It is fine for surfing the net, mail ,word processing etc .but when it comes to adding in some apps such as garageband it slows right down, or in garagebands case refuses to open at all . I understand that the graphics chip ( or lack of ) is probably the reason for this but would bumping the Ram make any difference performance wise?

    PS this is using the external screen as the primary display .MB is closed. If that makes any difference.
  2. ctsport1234 macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2005
  3. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    Yup - adding more RAM will bring down the barrier that causes your computer to operate slower than its maximum capability.
  4. thegrifman macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2006
    Kennesaw, GA
    Graphics chip memory actually has nothing to do with the slow down. The bottleneck is in your 1Gb of system RAM. Bump that up and you'll see a definite performance increase. The only time the graphics chip will really come into play is if you're doing any gaming.
  5. saldawop thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2007

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