RAM question...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by thekiller, May 29, 2007.

  1. thekiller macrumors member

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    hi there, I just got my macboook (blackbook, 1gb ram) and I think I'm gonna buy the 2gb ram sticks from crucial, my question is:

    Will 2gb increase the overall computer speed (open applications faster and working faster while using multiple applications) or just improve the speed while working with multiple applications at the same time?

    thanks:D
     
  2. SuperCompu2 macrumors 6502a

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    Loading and launching, as well as multitasking will improve. 1GB and 2GB are big leaps, and you'll definitely see a noticable difference. Upping my computer's RAM from 512 to 1.5GB was like night and day for launch times and application performance. With more resources to use, apps tend to agree with you more, and do as they're told. :)
     
  3. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    My general rule with RAM: if you need it and can afford it, get it. I mean, why not?
     
  4. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Overall zippiness will increase. And it will stay zippy with a lot of programs open. Believe me, you will very much enjoy 2gb of RAM in your MB.
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    RAM moves the bottleneck from the hard drive to the much faster RAM.
     

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