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

    Apr 14, 2006
    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

    Oct 27, 2008
    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

    Apr 14, 2006
    How do disable the "inactive" processes?

    They took a lot of resources
  4. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
    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


    May 5, 2009
    North Wales
    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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