The day and night difference with 4GB RAM

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

  1. silverblack macrumors 68020

    silverblack

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    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

    California

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    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

    BlackLight

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

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    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

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    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

    staccato83

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

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    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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