Will MORE RAM makWIDGETS run smoother??

AJ Muni

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im running 256 mb of ram, (waiting for my 1gb to come in) and with more ram will widgets run smoother?? it seems like they take forever to load now...
 

ChrisAbalos

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Jul 27, 2005
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I was in the same boat as you a couple days ago. I was running 256 ram, and every time i loaded dashboard, it would lag for about 5 seconds before it would pop up. I ordered a gig stick of ram, and now dashboard never takes any time to load, except for the first time it loads when you start the computer up... You're gonna notice a huge difference in performance and not just in dashboard. The whole GUI runs alot quicker for me now. If someone told me when i bought my mac that adding ram would make that big of a difference i would have upgraded right then. But then again, i really didnt notice the memory problem as much until i installed tiger.
 

AJ Muni

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cool

thanks for the feedback chris...yea that 5 sec lag is soooo annoying. how much faster/smoother is everthing running?? like a big diffrence???
 

ChrisAbalos

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Jul 27, 2005
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it was a HUGE performance boost for me. If i only had 3 apps open, and i opened a 4th, it would take quite a bit of time... now, i can start my computer, open ever app in my dock and not bog down at all. You're gonna be shocked when you use it for the first time.
 

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