Problems with my late 2008 Mac book pro 2.4 GHZ

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by solarisc, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. solarisc macrumors member

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    So i upgraded to 6GB from 4GB. Upgraded to SL, and firmware for the fan, and now it did performed worst. Safari crashed a few times now. The fan run a little loud and the so much resources are used when i only used safari and preview and thunderbird and 3GB of RAM is used right now.

    How could that take that much ram? and how do i reduce the inactive ram?

    And how to lower the fan speed/noise?

    Should i go back to 4GB and i don't see any improvement with 6GB? i know silly idea but this bothered me a whole deal
     
  2. RKpro macrumors 6502

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    Well Apple did say 4GB is the max for that model. Try putting the 4GB back in, and see if these problems go away, and you will have your answer.

    I have the same machine, with all the latest updates, and 4GB and it's perfectly fine.
     
  3. solarisc thread starter macrumors member

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    How do disable the "inactive" processes?

    They took a lot of resources
     
  4. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    Inactive processes doesn't steal resources if you refer to Activity Monitor.
    If you use 3GB of 6GB, you will not have any slowdowns.

    I would try go back to 4GB again, try that for a few days and see if you still have problems.
     
  5. fm2503 macrumors member

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    6GB is running rock solid for me in this model. Don't worry about inactive memory. Free memory is wasted memory.

    What 4GB stick did you get?
     

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