Slow 1st gen black MB

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by T-HAN, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. T-HAN macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2007
    My black mb is SOOOOOO SLOOOOOWWWW at times. What could be causing this? I get the wheel of death when I try to pull up web pages ot work on documents. What gives?

    512MB of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300) on two SO-DIMMs

    80 gig hard drive...:confused:
  2. 66217 Guest

    Jan 30, 2006
    512mb of RAM is not enough. Try upgrading it to 1.25GB, and you would see a hell of a difference.

    How much HD space you have left?
  3. Airforce macrumors 6502a


    Jan 12, 2006
    ^---Do this.

    You can get a 1GB module for about $30 at

    I just got 2GB for less than $70. The performance is great even with parallels up in the background with windows running a movie! :)
  4. T-HAN thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2007
    How do I tell how much I have left? I know how in windows, but not on the Mac... How do I optimize performance?
  5. 66217 Guest

    Jan 30, 2006
    Right click your Mac HD and select "Get Info".

    Onyx is a good app to optimize your Mac. But I am 99.99% certain that it is the RAM that is making you Mac slow.

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