Questions about Mac performance/Ram?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jcnoob, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. jcnoob macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2008
    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:)
  2. jaikob macrumors 6502


    Jul 1, 2008
    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 :)
  3. jcnoob thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2008
    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?
  4. gusious macrumors 65816


    Dec 2, 2007
    No i think upgrading Ram will make everything better! Try it and not from Apple! Do it yourself!
  5. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    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!!!
  6. jcnoob thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2008
    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

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