Questions about Mac performance/Ram?

jcnoob

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Sep 15, 2008
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hi, there! im a new user to macs and this forum. one day i downloaded a app called istat menus. i clicked monitor RAM, and i saw on the graph that 80% RAM is used! my school technicians made this a server mac, all 5000 students at my school could sign in to my mac. does this make my mac slower/use more ram?

thx for answring:)
 

jaikob

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Jul 1, 2008
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Freeland, MI
Well, if its a file server, thats probably why 80% of it is used. How much ram is in the machine? You left that detail out.

Welcome :)
 

jcnoob

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Sep 15, 2008
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my macbook is 2.1 ghz core 2 duo, 120 HD , and 1GB RAM 
im thinking of upgrading it to 2/4 gb of Ram but will it be slower than other comps cos its a server comp?
 

gusious

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Dec 2, 2007
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No i think upgrading Ram will make everything better! Try it and not from Apple! Do it yourself!
 

MacsRgr8

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Sep 8, 2002
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<snip...) all 5000 students at my school could sign in to my mac. does this make my mac slower/use more ram?
Eh... you sure about this???
5000 clients connecting to one Mac, is heavy... if 5000 clients are connected simultaneously via AFP to your Mac, then your 1 GB of RAM is easily eaten up!

Getting 4 GB isn't even enough. But the more RAM the better!!!
 

jcnoob

macrumors newbie
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Sep 15, 2008
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not simultaneously. im saying all of them could log in using my mac. im saying that ther so many students account/database will it lag my mac