More RAM = Faster Spotlight ???

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by AJ Muni, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. AJ Muni macrumors 65816

    AJ Muni

    Aug 4, 2005
    hey guys im going from 256mb of ram to 1.25 gb ram into my ibook. will spotlight work faster?? its already quick (we all kno that), but lags a lil when it gets the results. i.e if i type "microsoft word", itll take a sec or two to show the blue "W" icon., same thigs happens with pics....
  2. greatdevourer macrumors 68000

    Aug 5, 2005
    More RAM = faster, generally. It's the easiest way to boost performance
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Well, looking at Activity Monitor as I do a quick search in Spotlight, there are no dramatic increases in RAM usage but a big change in CPU use by one of the System processes (I forgot which one :eek: ). So, I don't think RAM will really speed up significantly Spotlight because it seems to be a processor-intensive task.

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