Slower Startup w/ 2 GB RAM

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lu0s3r322, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. lu0s3r322 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 28, 2005
    I bought a base model MBP w/ 1 GB ram. Startup time was about half a minute.

    Last week I added an additional gig, PC 5300 667Mhz Kingston ValueRAM. Now the startup time is about one minute.

    What happened? Help is much appreciated.
  2. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603


    Jan 10, 2006
    More memory to check on start up. :rolleyes:
  3. Kodex macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2003
    May have a bad ram chip. Insert disc one of your grey CDs that came with your computer. Hold down "d" while booting. When you get in there run an extended test. It will let you know if you have a bad RAM chip.
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Use OnyX or something to clear your caches, reset PRAM and try again.

    There is a minor amount of time needed to do the POST on the extra RAM but you shouldn't be experiencing a doubling just because of adding the RAM.

    Run Rember (look for it on to check that your new RAM is all OK.
  5. fr0 macrumors member

    May 6, 2004
    Where is the delay?

    If it is from pushing the power button to seeing the grey screen, then I would say that it is likely the additional time needed to check the RAM. If it is between the spinning grey thing and the login screen (or desktop if you use autologin) I would definitely take a moment to boot off the CD and check the RAM. You added 2x the RAM to check on startup, and start-up time roughly doubled. That seems par for the course to me. Its a small trade-off for the added speed everywhere else :)

  6. majorp macrumors 6502

    Nov 28, 2005
    UK !!!
    imagination? did you update your system around the same time?
  7. lu0s3r322 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 28, 2005
    i checked it and it seems to be fine, the time increase is between the grey screen and the apple logo showing up so i dont think its much of a problem. thanks guys
  8. justflie macrumors 6502a


    Nov 29, 2005
    Red Sox Nation
    Did you recently install a Boot Camp partition? I find that there's a little bit of a delay (that wasn't there before) when it has mutiple boot partitions. It might actually purposely pause there to give the user time to hold down the option key to make a startup drive change. just a thought, maybe that will help.

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