running 512 ram and upgrading to 2 gig

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  1. efp722 macrumors regular

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    I have my original white macbook from august 2006 with its original 512mb of ram. i am upgrading to 2 gigs (because thats all it can take).

    Will i notice a big difference in performance?
     
  2. iParis macrumors 68040

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    You should.
    What OS are you running and have you noticed any lags?
     
  3. efp722 thread starter macrumors regular

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    im running the most up to date verson of leopard. and i usually have ichat, firefox, itunes, mail, ical open at once and yes... there is lag something will always freeze up and take forever to open/save/close etc.

    im hoping 2 gigs will help me run a lot smoother.
     
  4. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    A few months ago, I upgraded my Mac mini from 512 MB to 2 GB. The difference in the mini is absolutely incredible, I can't believe how fast it loads everything now and how things rarely freeze anymore. Definitely worth the price. :)
     
  5. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    smoother than a baby's bottom :D

    Seriously though, 512 is the bare minimum required by Leopard. It's really time you upgrade because RAM is dirt cheap now a days (especially ddr2) and because you will see a huge performance boost in your machine.
     
  6. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    You will see an enormous difference in performance. 512 to 2048? It'll be huge.

    Go get that RAM asap!
     
  7. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    I have almost the same MacBook (1.83 vs. 2.0) and believe me.... you will feel the difference immediately. The only shame is, we max out at 2GB while the rest of these MacBookers can enjoy 3GB+ .
     
  8. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Wow, you'll notice a huge difference.
    You'll be able to run a lot more stuff and without a lag.
     

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