The day and night difference with 4GB RAM

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by silverblack, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. silverblack macrumors 68030


    Nov 27, 2007
    I have a 2.0 GHz base model aluminum macbook. With the stock 2 GB RAM, OS X definitely feels sluggish whenever I run VMWare Fusion + Win XP. Today, I finally upgraded to 4 GB RAM. What a difference!

    Now I cannot noticed any lag what so ever: I'm converting a movie with Handbrake (OS X), loading photoshop in Windows and loading Word in Mac all at the same time. I can now run 5 or 6 (or more) apps at the same time, and they all feel fast as if I am just running a single app. It's just amazing!

    If you haven't done it, you should really consider upgrading the RAM.
  2. California macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    I wonder how much faster they will run with 6 gbs. I noticed a difference with four gigs on my 2.4ghz al mb, but I see there is a price drop on the four gig chips now.

    Wonder if Snow Leopard will let us see 8 gigs on the new Macbooks?
  3. BlackLight macrumors regular


    Nov 21, 2008
    Is It possible to use 6Gb of ram???? i thought it was a maximum of 4GB ???
  4. animaxcg macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2008
    happy to here your running fast

    you can put 8gb of ram in right now, but its reported to be buggy
    ps 8gb costs a lot of $
  5. Bwilky macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2008
    It makes such a big difference eh? I got them to upgrade to 4gb in store. Saved me $150.00. But yeah, amazing difference. I don't know if 4gb's will be necessary when snow leopard is released though.
  6. staccato83 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 9, 2008
    Las Vegas

    Which RAM did you end up getting?
  7. iMacmatician macrumors 601

    Jul 20, 2008
    6 GB is possible, it's just not officially supported by Apple. This is common with Apple products, especially when newer, larger capacity RAM sticks become available.

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