Memory Upgrade or Something Else ? ? ?

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  1. mackieman macrumors newbie

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    Hello to all of you here

    This is my first posting here and I have a problem that I am searten you can help me with !

    I own MacBook Pro (retina 15" late 2012) and it was working perfekt until few month ago (last update of osX) and I notised that it has slowed down my computer and it seems like the memory is not enough (right now I have 8gb), most of the time I just work with music, my cd collection, XLD, decoding, encoding and stuff.............never work with too many applications simultaneously, maybe 2 or 3 at max, and any way I feel like my memory that I have is not enough !?
    Sometimes everything just freezes and I have to restart (safari problem), or sometimes I noticed the files which are moved to another folder are without the name for a short time and then name comes to it, very strange things any way.....


    Do you think It's because of memory is not enough or is there anything else I might look at it !??

    If memory is issue, what brand do you reckon is ok, corsair or kingston ?

    Any suggestions is appreciated and thank you for your time and help.

    Best regards from Sweden
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Memory can't be upgraded on any of the rMBPs, because it's soldered.
     
  3. mackieman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I phoned to Apple & they told me that I "can" upgrade memory !???
     
  4. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Then, you don't have a retina model.
    The non-retina 15-inch was still sold as a 2012 model.

    If your MBPro 15-inch has a slot for a DVD, then it's not a retina model
    If there's no DVD slot, then you have a retina model.

    If your MBPro already has 8GB of memory, then upgrading will not likely help, and you have some other issue, like a failing hard drive.
     
  5. mackieman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My MBP is retina, there are no dvd-slot.

    So you think that there can maybe be an hard drive issues ?

    Is there anything else maybe ?
     
  6. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    All retinas have soldered RAM.

    Apple may have assumed you were using a mid-2012 non-retina variant.

    And all retinas do not have DVD drives.

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    How full is your hard drive?
     
  7. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Your MBPro retina does not have a hard drive - all retinas have flash storage.
    Boot to your recovery partition, run Disk Utility, and click Repair Disk.
    Boot to your Apple Hardware Test (restart, while holding the D key)
    http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201257
    Run both the standard and extended tests.

    Finally, boot back into the recovery partition, and reinstall OS X. That reinstall will often "clean up" the system installation, and can clear up some software issues. You won't lose any of your files/music/applications.

    And, if that hasn't helped anything, you can back up everything to an external, erase your storage, and do a clean install of OS X. Then, restore all your files and apps. Of course, that will take some time to complete.
     
  8. mackieman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How full is your hard drive?[/QUOTE]

    It is totaly full.

    I am trying to remove all files that I don't need to relief hard disk.

    Any way thanks to all of you for the help.

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    I'll do that, thank you very much for the help.
     

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