Not enough 4GB RAM in MBP Retina 13 ME864

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Visly, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. Visly macrumors member

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    Hello Guys
    I bought MPB Retina 13 in february this year
    but eventually i see that there are many freezing in safari(when many tabs are open) and applications
    4GB is not enough((memory tools shows 90-98% load memory)
    But upgrade RAM in MBP Retina 13 is impossible
    I think to sell this one and buy MBP Retina 13 with 8 GB RAM or waiting MBA with Retina if it would have 8GB RAM
    What you advise?

    Sincerely
     
  2. TechZeke macrumors 68020

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    What does your Activity Monitor look like? How about memory pressure?

    You can't go purely by used memory.
     
  3. Visly thread starter macrumors member

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    Safari and Finder eats a lot of memory - about 500MB each
     
  4. TechZeke macrumors 68020

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    Can you post a screenshot of your activity monitor?
     
  5. Visly thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes,of course
     

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  6. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Since it's green, your RAM usage isn't high.

    Free RAM is wasted RAM. The less free RAM, the better.
     
  7. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    Your RAM is fine. Safari problems are of a different reason.
     
  8. maratus macrumors 6502a

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  9. Anitramane macrumors 6502

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    Apple uses the RAM to cache recently and often used files. That's why it's always great to have as much memory as you can have.
     
  10. JHUFrank macrumors 6502a

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    I just recently went from a MBA with 4 gigs of ram to a rMBP with 16. There is a huge difference in performance if you are doing intensive stuff. I find that the sweet spot is 8 gigs of ram. The main reason I have 16 is for the VMs I run.
     
  11. Meister Suspended

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    The slowness on your macbook is not caused by lack of memory.
     

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