RAM question

kjmff5

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Mar 27, 2011
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I have 4 GB of RAM installed in my 2011 MBP(stock).

Free 50MB
Wired 958MB
Active 2.05GB
Inactive 988MB
Used 3.95GB

VM Size 203.14GB
Page ins 6.14GB
Page outs 4.57GB
Swap used 2.74GB

All I use this for is Safari, iMessage Beta, iCal, iTunes, MS Office/iWork, and Quicktime. Lots of flash with safari(YouTube and such). Also I am using it in clamshell mode with Apple Keyboard and Magic Mouse with 20" Acer display. Every now and then if I wanna webcam I'll have both screens running so I can use the built in webcam, but then I close the screen when not in use.

I thought 4GB of RAM should do it, but do I need more?

Thanks!
 

SandboxGeneral

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Considering your Page Outs, Free & Inactive RAM, I would suggest adding more RAM. Probably 8GB would help out just fine.
 

kjmff5

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Wow that was fast, and greatly appreciated. Question: Would my lack of "sufficient" RAM be the cause of why most YouTube videos are insanely choppy. I have to let the whole thing load before I can start watching it. Otherwise it'll play 2 seconds video, lag, but the audio will continue on without the video.

I added a screen shot if you could take a look please.

Thanks!
 

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SandboxGeneral

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Yes, that certainly could be the culprit. The other possibility could be that your Internet connection is too slow.

But you really should add more RAM. You'll see a big improvement in performance all around.